UHW members have evolved and grown as a union to win a stellar contract against a full throttle attack by corporate healthcare. We were able to bring Kaiser back to the Partnership and build a leadership team ready to move boldly into the future. Armed with the experience of participating on 3 bargaining teams, 2 years as a Contract Specialist, a member political organizer and terms as both Executive Board and Executive Committee I feel I have the tools to help ensure we build on what we won in this last contract fight. We saved Our Stuff in bargaining and now it’s time to build, grow, expand and create opportunities for all our members. Healthcare is the foundation of quality living. The lack of affordable, quality healthcare can bankrupt a family, delay a child’s development putting their education at risk, and ultimately shorten lives. Too often, quality healthcare is determined by your zip code, race, gender or immigration status. Too often those left without access to good quality affordable healthcare have no voice to fight for what is a basic human right. That is why fighting for Healthcare Justice is critical for the communities we live and work in.