I would like to state my personal support and the support of AFCME 1067 for IUE local 81231 in their continuing battle to defend their collective bargaining rights and their rights under their signed agreement with Steinerfilm.
It is important to recognize the courage shown by this local. Their solidarity in defense of one of their own who is battling a major illness is an example for us all. We all should be ready to protect and support those who are facing sickness and marginalization.
In the days ahead, IUE Local 81232 will be entering into new contract negotiations with Steinerfilm and these men will need the continued support of their community.
The writer is an AFSCME 1067 steward at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.