Our experience representing you on the local executive board, on national committees, and as alternates on the national board has prepared us to meet the challenges we face in the next few years. Much like this country, our union faces divisions that threaten to upset the progress we’ve made over the last decade. We are concerned about the interests of LA infiltrating our local, and that is why we decided to come together to run as a team, Union Strong WMA.
We are dedicated to protecting the strength and viability of the Washington-Mid Atlantic local by preserving and expanding work opportunities here. Our local is unique. It spans four states and the District of Columbia, and encompasses nearly 5,000 members. We have fought for innovative contracts and specially targeted waivers that allow us to organize Commercial and Corporate-Educational work, resulting in more jobs for members. As organizers and presenters, we’ve contributed to our vibrant conservatory program, one of the best in the country, and enriched the professional skills of so many.
Broadcasters make up a large percentage of our local and we want to ensure that their voices are heard when decisions are made at the national level. We want to continue to create strong contracts and protect pay scales and benefits for all broadcasters.
Collectively, we have given many decades of volunteer service to the union and specifically to the WMA local. We love living and working here, and want to continue to help keep it strong. Above all, we will put the interests of our members first.
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