COMMACK — It has been said that to know where you are going, you must know where you have been, which is why CSEA offers the Working People’s History workshop.

Members recently attended the course at the Long Island Region office to learn more about the labor movement and how union members fought — and often sacrificed — for the many rights that working people have today.

The interactive workshop includes an overview of labor history in the United States, how CSEA and AFSCME tie into labor history and how current activists can apply their newly acquired knowledge to our current challenges in the labor movement.

Attendees of the workshop were happy with what they learned.

“This workshop is a great foundation for anyone who wants to be more active in our union,” said Town of Huntington Unit 2nd Vice President Jose Carrasquillo. “You learn about the many people who fought and died so union members have the right to a safe working environment, collectively bargain and equal pay for equal work.”

— Wendi Bowie

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Wendi Bowie

Wendi Bowie is an award-winning journalist who has focused the majority of her career on covering Long Island news. Her efforts have earned her the Press Club of Long Island Media Award for Public Affairs and the Long Island Coalition for Fair Broadcasting Folio Award. Wendi was drawn to her current position as Communications Specialist for CSEA’s Long Island Region because it speaks to her strong desire to champion the rights of the common man and woman.

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