After 21 years in an emergency room, transitioning to being a full time officer has been interesting, challenging, and rewarding. Our union and the labor movement in general face incredible challenges and attacks from so many directions. I see my primary role as helping to position AFT Connecticut and our members to be best prepared to handle these challenges. This has guided my work this past year.
To be a successful union means to have the ability to advocate for the people we serve, our families, our communities, and ourselves. It means being the voice that says students, patients, and the public we serve must come before profits for the few at the top.