The ability of any member to stand strong in the face of an adverse situation is built on the unflinching belief that others will stand beside them, without question, for as long as it takes.
We intend to fulfill our responsibility as a public sector labor union and force the desperately needed, crucial conversations about state revenue. We intend to force the issue over whether or not everyone is truly paying their fair share when we live amongst great wealth and still have students trying to learn while they can’t afford food or are uncertain of where they will sleep at night.
But here is the truth we have to all remember: they will say change is impossible right up until the moment when we make change happen.
Look at West Virginia. Our colleagues in that state realized that no politician was coming to save them, and so they took matters into their own hands. They dared to intervene in the conversation about how nothing could change, and in doing so made history.
Matt Williams for MSCF President