Holiday greetings from President Yvonne R. Walker


The holidays are time to reconnect with our family and friends and take that much-needed time to refresh and reenergize for the coming year.

This has definitely been a whirlwind of a year filled with excitement and non-stop activity. We have all been working so hard in our jobs, our union, and our communities, so that we can all have a better future.

As I reflect on the past year, I’m proud of all we accomplished together and can proudly say, “It was worth it.”

We developed new leaders, launched an aggressive contract campaign (and won), and made our union stronger in the process.

As I look to the New Year, I’m mindful of our ongoing purpose that’s ever in our sights: To have the power necessary to give our members—and all Californians—the opportunity to have a good life, live in sustainable communities and enjoy the fruits of social, economic and environmental justice.

And I’m filled with confidence that we can continue to tackle any obstacles and challenges ahead, because we’ll do it together.

I wish you a very merry holiday season and a happy New Year. You earned it.

In Solidarity,

Yvonne R. Walker