I respectfully ask for your support and vote for the office of Southern Regional Coordinator. I have the commitment, knowledge, and proven leadership skills to effectively oppose the multifaceted attacks on our Union and our great institution. I fully understand the complexities the local union leadership faces and the constant struggles on the workroom floor. I will advocate for the overall good of the membership while maintaining the need to remain financially secure.
I began my career with the USPS as a letter carrier in 1989. Shortly thereafter, I became a clerk and have been a proud active union member of the American Postal Workers Union.
I am the State President of the Tennessee Postal Workers Union and Vice President of the Greater Smoky Mountain Area Local #263. I have also served as Clerk Craft Director and Assistant Director and continue to serve as steward. My service and activism spans for more than 20 years.
On the national level, I have had the honor to serve in numerous capacities: Chairperson, Credentials Committee; Election Committee; Constitution Committee; Clerk Craft Committee; and National Arbitration Advocate. My most memorable moment was the opportunity to be a witness for the Mail Processor upgrades from level 4 to level 5 for the 2000 National Agreement. The decision rendered by Arbitrator Goldberg, not only impacted my life and financial well-being, it has and will continue to impact the lives of mail processors across the nation for generations to come.
Additionally, union leaders should be civic minded and care about the communities in which they live. I am currently in my second term on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Greater Knoxville. Our Board oversees fund raising campaigns and allocations to charitable organizations in excess of 13 million dollars annually.
These qualifications have prepared me to lead our region and be your Regional Coordinator. I will work diligently to bring essential National Executive Board assistance to our region’s local unions, state organizations, and National Business Agents.
Our members in the southern region deserve effective communication and active participation from their Coordinator. It is time for action, not reaction. As we see major changes in our political structure, we need to address the issues head on. In these times of turmoil, leaders need to be moving, leading and directing. I am, and have always been, a successful leader in labor/management meetings, able to settle differences and find acceptable resolutions between the parties within the bounds of the contract. This style of leadership is imperative in the future of our organization. This position requires a hand’s on approach, not a mere silent presence at a meeting.
Under the direction of the National President, there needs to be an igniting of a real progressive movement in the southern region concerning the postal service, union issues and worker issues. Inspiration from the struggles of the past can strengthen us in the future. As your Regional Coordinator, we can begin this movement together with a united front for a better future.
I respectfully ask for your support and vote. It’s time to give a voice to the voiceless, test the unproven, dive deep into the unspoken, and challenge the unchallenged.
A VOTE FOR PROGRESS MAKE IT HAPPEN
First Name: Kim
Last Name: Guy
Union/Local: Greater Smokey Mountain Area Local #263
Office held if any: President, Tennessee Postal Workers Union; Vice President, Greater Smokey Mountain Area Local #263