Ben Magno: When people ask me why I joined the union the answer is very simple to me:

2019 5 30 Ben Magno, Gundersen Union Preceptor

I’ve worked Non-Union jobs my whole life, at jobs with no union contract where the rules and policies can change at the whim of whoever is in charge that day, where workers have no say in what those policies will end up being.

I don’t want to work in a company where I am helpless to affect change, where my supervisors not only refuse to listen but criticize me for speaking up.

When people ask why I became a Preceptor, that answer is easy as well, Information and Communication is important and so often times its inaccurate. As a Union Preceptor I know that when people ask me a question I can ensure the information is correct.

I like the fact that I have someone in my corner and that I’m no longer subjected to the changing tides of whoever happens to be in charge next. I hope the Union and Gundersen can keep trying to work together so we can continue to improve our place of work and our lives.

Thank you all for being part of this union, SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin, with me, and let me know if you have any questions!

EA: Ben

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