Message from the Secretary Treasurer

The world we are all waking up to each day is new and foreign to anything any of us have ever experienced. Many questioned the reality of what they were being told but it has become all too real in a very short period of time. It is amazing to see the strength and compassion displayed by our brothers and sisters in Local 206 and throughout our labor movement.

Since the onset of COVID-19 here locally, we have seen the members of Local 206 faced with many challenges. Some working tirelessly for extended hours that under normal circumstance are not allowed and for days on end. Some are faced with the uncertainty of being laid off or if they will be able to provide for their families and have health insurance should they become ill. While still others we represent are on the front line, meeting the needs of the general public and risking the possibility of being exposed. They are doing their jobs every day, not just for the paycheck, but because it is the right thing to do.

Local 206 has been working to insure that employers are doing everything they can to provide you with a safe work environment; coordinating with others to make connections between employers to meet the evolving needs of our members and provide relief to those who are inundated with work by partnering with those who are experiencing loss of work.

Thank you for being the people I have always known you to be, for having each other's backs and representing yourselves as you have. I couldn't be more proud of what I'm seeing and the America we represent through you and your efforts on everyone's behalf.

Gene Blackburn,

Secretary Treasurer