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Committed to My Union

by Cuong Huyng (Van)
Shop Steward at Swire Coca-Cola

Story Challenge Winner - 3rd place

"My true passion is standing up for my coworkers and fighting for our rights. The union is the leg we stand on – without it the company would walk all over us." Read Van's story here.


 

Jessica Poston
Shop Steward at the Washington Corrections Center for Women

"I have been able to come home to my family for 17 years because the union fights to get me home safely to be with..."

Read Jessica's story here

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Rebecca Haney-Nixon
Shop Steward at the Washington State Penitentiary

"Being in a union is important because one voice is not as loud as many voices. Together we stand strong..."

Read Rebecca's story here

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Erich Sachs
Shop Steward and Park Ranger at Pierce County

Story Challenge Winner - 2nd place

"Most people live under the threat that if they make a fuss they will be punished..."

Read Erich's story here

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James Shepard
Shop Steward and Warehouser at City of Seattle

Story Challenge Winner - Honorary Mention

"What I’ve seen in my life is that when people are attacked or a certain group is picked on..."

Read James's story here

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Brian Pinney
Inventory Purchasing Specialist at King County

"It's only through union membership and power in numbers that you're going to continue to achieve..."

Read Brian's story here

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Jennifer Broadus
Administrative Specialist III at King County

"If we stand together no one can stop us and we can win."

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Carl Beatty
Corrections Officer at Monroe Corrections Complex

"We need to remember our past and stay unified for our future... "

Read Carl's story here

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Eric Wise
Facilities Maintenance Mechanic at Pierce County

"Union Solidarity gives me the ability to do my work the right way. In my work that means maintaining county... "

Read Eric's story here

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Vicki Moore
Local 117 Shop Steward at King County Elections

"Unions fight for the middle class. I’ve noticed that in my lifetime, it's getting harder and harder to..."

Read Vicki's story here

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Robin Robinson
WWT Admin at King County

"Without a union, I don’t have a leg to stand on. I have nowhere to fight...."

Read Robins's story here

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Steve Worden
Retired Corrections worker at WSP

"We're all a family and we need to support each other because politicians aren't going to do it on their own..."

Read Steve's story here

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Michael Boe
Shift Sergeant at Monroe Correctional Complex

"I have been a Teamster for 15 years. Being a Teamster is terribly, terribly important. I am so proud..."

Read Michael's story here

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James Palmer
Sergeant at Monroe Correctional Complex

“I am a Sergeant at the Monroe Correctional complex, where I’ve been for 16 years..."

Read James's story here

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Steve Beck
CO2, Transport Officer

“The Freedom Foundation is not looking out for union members. They are worried about themselves..."

Read Steve's story here

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Connie Kanehailua
Counselor at Airway Heights Corrections Center

“I have been working at the prison system for over 30 years. I have seen how things have changed..."

Read Connnie's story here

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Alfredo Espino
Teamsters 117 Trustee

“We can be even stronger with greater participation from our Latino membership..."

Read Alfredo's story here

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Edwin Duncan
Sgt. Cedar Creek Corrections Complex

"Union solidarity means growth in my family and those all over the state of Washington...."

Read Edwin's story here

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