My name is Martha Webb. Now, more than ever, we need a strong union to stand up for us and stand firm in the beliefs of what all who came before us worked and fought so hard for: the right to fair wages for the work done and the right to affordable insurance.I became a member of SEIU Local in November of 1998. As a food service worker, I worked in the steam room for years until I transferred to the patient serving area, where I prepped patient plates for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I was more than happy to do it. While working at Oak Forest Hospital, I struggled to take care of two children. I was happy to have the job because it was a union job. I knew about union jobs, for my father had worked in a union job. I was asked to be a union steward to help the other workers keep their jobs and not let management get to them. I was all for that. I fought for our rights and for others who were unable to fight alone.