Our previous Western Region Coordinator used to say “Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it.” Those who are publicly taunting Mark Dimondstein when he is doing his best to represent all our members do him and us a disservice. It’s one thing to disagree (I do my share of it) yet another thing to engage in what appears to be a personal attack. If this was a grievance I would deny it for lack of merit.
We’ve got a long way to go. A couple of weeks ago I talked with some of the Oakland striking teachers. I immediately noticed how well they all worked together and expressed pride in their union.
If we want respect from management, we have to give it to each other.
First Name: Juanita
Last Name: Boles
Union/Local: APWU – Oakland CA
Office held if any: Legislative Director Retirees