You often hear the expression, "they are a real fighter." Or, "They are in for the fight of their life." I most often hear these type of expressions in relation to sports activities. Also, maybe in reference to someone unfortunately "fighting" an illness or disease. General George Patton once said "Better to fight for something, than live for nothing."
How about you? Do you consider yourself a fighter? Yes? Well, what are you fighting for? I like the saying "Want to be a fighter? So fight for something! Not money." How about fighting for the betterment of your family's living conditions? Fighting to better the community you live in? Fighting to raise the middle class as a whole? Fighting for a safer place to work? Fighting to leave your children a better work environment than you had when you started working? Do these things sound worthy of you fighting for?
"When you find something worth fighting for, you never give up." Have you considered getting involved in your local union? You can fight for all the things listed about by doing so. For the younger members there is the "IBEW 3RD District Youth Caucus." Or start attending union meetings once a month, to stay current on issues affecting the membership. Then, after you become familiar with your local union officers and issues, you could volunteer to be a steward.
Worried about upsetting a supervisor or coworker? Winston Churchill was quoted as saying "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."
Consider becoming active in your local union. It's something you can be proud of. It will benefit you, your family, your union, your community, and the middle class. We would love to have you.
"Stand up for something, or fall for anything!"