Walk In My Shoes

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In 150 words or less—accompanied by a picture of you at work…Help us walk in your shoes. We’re open to all union members, active, retired, laid off.

“We want rank and file members to help us to illustrate the rich, diverse tapestry of hard working men and women who make up the American labor movement. They are proud of their work and proud of the contributions they make to their communities,” explains Union Label Department President Richard Kline. “We want to demonstrate to American consumers and businesses that union labor gives added value in quality and reliability to products and services that are bought and sold.”

The pictures and stories we get will be published in the Label Letter and posted on the Department’s website—and perhaps in posters and other promotional materials. E-mail a Walk in Your Shoes to: unionlabel@unionlabel.org; or send by regular mail to:

Walk In My Shoes,
c/o Union Label & Service Trades Dept. (AFL-CIO),
815 16th St. NW,
Washington, DC 20005

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Past Walk in My Shoes Submissions

Walk In My Shoes–Mark Hackbart

Walk In My Shoes–Mark Hackbart

My name is Mark Hackbart.  I work at The Taylor Companies and I am the Chief Union Steward, Steelworkers Local 48U, in Bedford Ohio.  I have been working at Taylor for almost 33 years.  Taylor opened in 1816 and is the oldest office furniture manufacturer in the...

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Walk In My Shoes–David Skillman

Walk In My Shoes–David Skillman

By David Westley Skillman, AFGE, Actors’ Equity, SAG & AFTRA I joined the military after high school, serving eight years. I also managed to complete a bachelor’s degree before I was honorably discharged. I went to work for the Equal Employment Opportunity...

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Walk in My Shoes–Tim Sugrue

Walk in My Shoes–Tim Sugrue

By Tim Sugrue, 31-Year Professional Fire Fighter in Montgomery County, MD; District Rep., IAFF Local 1664 6 a.m. relieving the previous 24-hour shift. First order of business: check out the equipment: lights, sirens, tires, fuel. We’re in a semi rural suburban area,...

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