I’ve only been a member of the NewsGuild for four and a half years and I’ve been secretary of my local for nearly three years. I have learned so much recently, including attending a new officers training and my first CWA convention! But, the little experience that I do have is still more experience in our union than Jon Schleuss, who is running against our president, Bernie Lunzer, in the NewsGuild election. Let that sink in.
I hope to be a part of the Guild for years to come and want to see it thrive, which is why I want to help re-elect Bernie as president. We need the knowledge from leaders like Bernie to continue to grow and learn how to become future leaders. Bernie has helped the Pittsburgh unit through many difficult times so far and our battle is far from over.
Voting for Bernie ensures the Guild can stay strong and gives us more time to learn from him. I love the passion and excitement Jon and other young people bring to the Guild, but let’s continue to learn for now until it is our time to lead.