I do hope that by the time you read this, production has restarted as we hoped it would earlier this year. Still, there is a lot of concern about what the volume of work will look like this year and into the future. Business models are changing and talk of mergers continues. […]
There will forever be a need to do more work towards building a better union for the future. Those of us in leadership roles need to examine ourselves and be not just open but willing to embrace new ideas and new ways of doing things. […]
The goal is to build a platform that will provide members with an opportunity to make sure your priorities are identified and to help engage and educate all of you around the detailed facets of those issues, as well as building alliances with other locals who share in our goals. […]
One could say that, for our union, all this focus on transparency is the result of the last IA Basic Agreement ratification vote. That is certainly a piece of it, but it goes well beyond our union. It is a recurring mantra in new stories and social media posts everywhere. […]
“There has been in recent years a growing and unreasonable pressure, and an increasingly unrealistic workload, put upon many of our members in the classifications we represent. All of this caused a gradual erosion of what used to be a rewarding, creative, and enviable industry.” […]
If you were fortunate enough to continue working, and you have families or loved ones with whom you live, remote work has blurred the lines between those two distinct parts of life, sometimes in uncomfortable ways.