As I reflect on this holiday season, I am filled with gratitude for the life I have. Besides my amazing wife and family, a job I love, and a community that has a place for me, I am so grateful that we do not face the desperate financial struggles that have become the norm for far too many families I know.
We can keep a roof over our heads, put food on the table, pay our bills, see a doctor when we need to, and even enjoy a nice dinner out every now and then. This basic sense of security that forms the foundation of our good life is largely due to one thing — my union. As economic and political power becomes more and more concentrated in our society, unions provide a countervailing force that ensures workers have a voice in the decisions that affect our working conditions and our lives.
Unions work as partners with employers and other community organizations to make sure the fruits of our hard work are shared by all. Let’s spread the good life this holiday season by supporting our local unions!