The commitment that I’ve displayed towards both the union and my coworkers has been optimal. The leadership and guidance displayed when representing has been among the finest. My leadership has helped to develop and grow our local membership here at the Manteca facility. My fellow stewards have been diligent and instrumental in meeting our goals. I continue to be a voice for labor on the LMP and conducting real world problem solving techniques. I thrive on ensuring management is held accountable all while striving to keep issues solved at the lowest possible level. As a 26-year healthcare worker I see the value in providing healthcare to all. We have allowed the price of healthcare to get out of control. Here in the Central Valley I see people who cannot afford insurance, so they are forced to use the ER for healthcare. I see elderly who take pills every other day to save money. These actions cause long waits for everyone and substandard care. We all should be fighting for a comprehensive plan that covers everyone. We should value all life regardless of ability to pay.