“I started organizing my coworkers 25 year ago and have never looked back. In addition to winning great contracts and salary increases, I have also learned a lot about the political process in Chicago and participated in union committees that supported pro union candidates who could pass policies to make broader changes for all workers.
For the past two years we have been preparing for the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case, and their decision neither came as a surprise nor is something we are frightened of. I’ve already converted dozens of fair share payers into full union members- and am determined to convert even more. We are sticking with our union, and are going to make our voices heard in the 2018 mid-terms!"-- Roy Chavadiyil, Radiologist at the Cook County Health and Hospital System and SEIU Local 73 member