Meet Your Steward: Michiko Murakami (Library)
I have been a City employee for over fifteen years, beginning as a Messenger Clerk at the Central Library and attending college at the same time. My City career and education seemed to advance in tandem and I owe much credit for my achievements to the City I was born and raised in and now work for.
My interest in being a Union member and steward comes from my grandfather’s background as a unionized grocery worker. In the 1970s, he was injured in a forklift accident and could not return to work with permanent injury to his back. He was a father of six children and my grandmother was a homemaker. Because of union protection and support, he was able to continue to support his family and himself to the ripe old age of 103.
Now I’d like to pay some of that back. As a new member to MOU 1 and new union steward, I am excited to be of assistance to my brothers an sisters in the City. Cheers!
Serve your Sisters and Brothers as a Union Steward.
Many locations do not enjoy the benefits of having a Steward on-site, little less on-call. There can be a Union Steward in each workplace with represented employees and in each area or floor of the workplace. Click the image below to learn what it is a Union Steward does and how you can become one.