You’ve done it! Your team of rank-and-file members has run for union office and won. In a few short weeks or months you will leave the truck, classroom, or hospital floor behind and join the staff of your local union. You’ve made promises to the members and you don’t want to let them down. You will be pushed by employers, members, trustees of benefit funds, even politicians. What do you do? This article was written by a labor organizer who recommends reflection and assessment rather than jumping right in.
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