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What MLK Taught Us About Fear

What MLK Taught Us About Fear
One of our greatest civil rights heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did not wait “for the right time” to lead his people to political and social freedom and equality. He made it the right time with his bold vision and strategy of non-violent resistance. Dr. King fearlessly confronted both his...

How Compromise Wins Agreements

How Compromise Wins Agreements
There’s a terrific article that ran in Monday’s San Francisco Chronicle about Representative George Miller of Martinez, Calif., a 40-year veteran of Congress getting set to retire. My favorite George Miller quote: “I really never thought about disliking somebody because they disagreed with...

How New Union Leaders Solve The Experience Gap

How New Union Leaders Solve The Experience Gap
I felt panicked. Anxious. Insecure. “Must be a super tough negotiation with a high-profile employer,” you say. Not quite. I was helping coach Junior Varsity football at my former high school. Are you laughing? How could coaching JV football cause such panic? It seems like it should be a blast,...

How My Brother’s Passing Changed My Life

How My Brother’s Passing Changed My Life
My life changed forever when my older brother John died. He was only 52, married, with two young children. John worked hard his entire adult life, most recently as a Business Agent for the Sprinkler Fitters Union. Growing up in a strong labor union family, John and I and our eldest brother Joe,...

How to Grow Your Union Membership

How to Grow Your Union Membership
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.  Benjamin Franklin Last week, I had the privilege of serving as a delegate to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees’ (IATSE) Quadrennial Convention in Boston, an opportunity I’ve enjoyed since 1988. As union membership in...