<--- That's me there on the left at one of the pro-union rallies I've organized.
I'M RUNNING AS AN INDEPENDENT FOR EXECUTIVE BOARD. I FEEL VOTING INDEPENDENT ALLOWS US, THE MEMBERS TO SHAPE OUR LOCAL IN A WAY THAT BETTER REFLECTS OUR NEEDS.
A little about me: I've been with MIA Fleet Service since 1990. In that time I've been a Shop Steward, Union Peer Counselor and Injury Counselor. I've successfully represented my fellow members in issues involving Dade County security as well as Workers Comp and I've been successful in every hearing I've had with AA management, including an unemployment hearing where my arguments were successful in front of a Judge versus AA management.
I've on my own, negotiated stays regarding aggressive security procedures with Dade County when our Local and Management were ineffective.
I'm currently active in the local community working to promote campaigns that support working families and Unions. I'm a founder of the WestDems organization and currently serve as Treasurer.
My goal for our Local is to explore ways to make Union membership, being part of a Union, more valuable and positive for us, the members. We need to see more examples of how being a Union member is a benefit for EVERY one of us. We've done a great job with events, giveaways etc, but I feel we can provide much more in other areas. There's a lot we can do, and I want to help.
So, feel free to send me a message on Facebook or stop me on the Ramp if you have any questions or suggestions on how we can improve our Local....it's OUR union...it's not perfect, but we can make it even better for all the members.
Honestly, I want to help. I know I can bring different perspectives to our Local. Running as an Independent candidate for Executive Board helps me to directly communicate with my fellow members.
Truth is, I want to be a part of this Local to do my best to help my fellow members. I've always said WE are the Union....not just a few elected individuals....but ALL OF US. I feel it's time to focus on that fact.
My goal for our Local is to explore ways to make Union membership, being part of a Union, more valuable and positive for us, the members. We need to see more examples of how being a Union member is a benefit for EVERY one of us. There's a lot we can do, and I want to help.
That's pretty much it.