Growing up in Poland, I’ve experienced what union power can do. United and strong, we can change the world! I have been an SEIU member for 17 years. Since I started working at UIC in 2001, I have chosen to be a union activist and have helped union leadership and members at my work site communicate with each other. I have also participated in three collective bargaining contracts, making sure that UIC technical staff received fair wage increases, and, in some cases, equity adjustments up to 18%. In addition, I have been involved in recruiting, educating members, and bargaining for fair contracts. Having served as steward, I will continue to fight for hardworking people’s rights if you vote for me!