(This article first appeared in the May-June 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
By having hope, we inspire hope. if you wait until you have time, people and resources, you may miss out. If something must be done, we must do it now.
When you ask someone for a little bit of their spare time, they may actually be ready to give you their all. Maybe they were hoping someone would ask them to be a part of a big movement – something that would bring meaning to their life.
You have to renew your efforts every day: 90 percent of organizing is follow-up. Don’t talk at people; put them to work by asking them. We put our heart and soul into rooting out the injustices in our workplace. We need to fight those who want to crush our communities by degrading our jobs, destroying our living wage, and taking rights and benefits from us, our families and our neighbors.