Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Real World Wednesday

Go Do Something

My union is in negotiations with what I shall refer to as "management." Both sides have points to declare, but many employees feel left without an unbiased opinion to guide them.

I know that's how I feel.

Still, it's my job, it's my co-workers' rights at stake. Well, our jobs aren't at stake, but issues of health insurance, disability coverage and alternate work schedules are at stake. There are big issues and small issues.

The point, though, is that I need to go do something. I'm starting small. I wear purple on "purple Tuesdays," I talk union talk with co-workers in the know, and today, well, today I signed up for a weekly e-mail newsletter. Baby steps, people, baby steps.

You may not be able to dive in headfirst to an issue. Taking action can take the form of taking an interest.

So, take an interest in something local.

1 comment:

AKA said...

I often wonder how to get involved with things, but the commitment seems to be too much for me to handle with school and everything that I give up before trying. But starting small - simple idea but so very true. That's all it takes to get you involved, doesn't it?