Acknowledging that there's "Lots of work needed to mobilize members and awaken them," SEIU Local 400 president William Sellman welcomed members of Local 400's executive board last Saturday, where they were sworn in by Metro Council president Jos Williams. "The union belongs to the members," Sellman said. "We can do great things, and I have high expectations." Sellman, who succeeded former president Sonny Reed after Reed died of cancer last year, said that he's working hard "trying to fill Sonny's shoes," and, noting that "Sonny had utmost respect for Jos and the work of the Labor Council," thanked Williams -- who is retiring next month -- for his leadership and support. "Sonny taught us that service on the board isn't about money," Sellman added. "It's gotta be in your heart to serve the members and build the union." - report/photo by Kathleen McKirchy
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