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Oh, you can't scare me, I'm stickin' to the Union

Posted on 2004.12.03 at 19:48
How I feel about it all: determinedOrganised (!)
Soundtrack: Pete Seeger - Solidarity Forever
*ahem*

Got me card in the mail today.

I'm now a card-carrying member of the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU, AFL-CIO.

I'm waay too pleased about this.

Comments:


Way2
way2 at 2004-03-12 17:38 (UTC) ()
WoooHoooo!!!
*HIGH FIVES YOU*
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2004-03-13 07:06 (UTC) ()
*beams*
Blithedale
blithedale at 2004-03-12 21:19 (UTC) ()

You'll be happy to know

that 1199 of SEIU is among the wonderful members of Ocean State Action, RI's progressive political coalition
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2004-03-13 07:00 (UTC) ()

Re: You'll be happy to know

Whee! Now I'm even more outrageously pleased.
peacey at 2004-03-13 05:07 (UTC) ()
From a card-carrying member of the Communication Workers of America Local 4108, welcome to the world of union-protected jobs (until the company decides to outsource *snort*).

In a totally different vein, my sister had her baby yesterday!!! Five pounds, six ounces, nineteen & a half inches and Mommy & baby are fine. His name is Matthew but we all call him Peanut (during Cher's first ultrasound, the doctor told her that he was about the size of a peanut). Might I say, with no prejudice at all, that her little boy is perfect. :) Seriously, his skin is so soft that when I touch it, I can barely even feel it, and he never scratched himself in the womb like so many babies do. Not sure that he's truly focusing on anything just yet, but those eyes are constantly wandering around, taking everything in, and he has the most curious look on his face all the time. When I held him for the first time I could barely believe that he already is trying to lift up his head (no way he could do it, but damned if he didn't try!). And he's so contented! All day long, being passed from person to person, and he never once cried (even when the nurse took his temp rectally). He's a tiny little thing, but that won't last. When the nurse left Cher to breast feed him for the first time, she told her she'd be happy if Peanut ate for 5-10 minutes. Thirty-two minutes later, he was finished. :) We're going back down to see them again today.

No, no, I'm not in the least bit prejudiced. Not Aunt Missy.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2004-03-13 07:05 (UTC) ()
welcome to the world of union-protected jobs (until the company decides to outsource *snort*).

Hmm, I guess I'm pretty safe, unless they start sending my patients off to China or something. Although...there are those patients that I really wouldn't mind sending...*g*


Yay for baby! I know you were concerned about him. I love the name Matthew (I can even deal with "Matt", which is odd considering my loathing of most nicknames). And of course you're not biased. Every family has The Most Beautiful Baby In The WorldTM.

Tell Cher not to give up on the breastfeeding if and when she starts to get sore. The soreness doesn't last very long, and oh, it's so worth it! *hugs* Congratulations, Auntie.
Not here anymore.
dorrie6 at 2004-03-13 19:34 (UTC) ()
I know exactly how you feel. :) As a former card-carrying member of the Actor's Equity Association (that's the stage actor's union, in case you don't know... and I'm only former because I quit the business), I remember the feeling when I first got my card. I can't imagine having tried to get along without it. I really believed in that union. *sigh* Happy memories. :)
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