Never too late
It’s never too late to become a shop steward. Case in point: Sharon Boggs. Boggs began working at the Plumbers and Pipefitters National Pension Fund (PPNPF) PPNFP almost 20 years ago, but just became a shop steward for OPEIU Local 2 just over three years ago. "As Shop Steward, always be willing to listen, investigate and trust your decisions,” says Boggs. “Even if you don't win your case, know that you did your best and learn from all of your wins and losses." Union membership at PPNFP is up and 90% of eligible employees are members of Local 2, even though PPNPF is located in right-to-work Virginia. Boggs says she is “proud of the solidarity our shop has shown and the support they have given our negotiating committee as we go through the most difficult negotiations I believe we've had in the last 20 years.” Read more on the OPEIU 2 website.
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