I bargained a contract that gave you 3.5% raises per year for three years, successfully fought take-backs from management, and working with other unions, successfully prevented the university from imposing a $10 parking fee.

I am building this union by working with all members, hearing and responding to your concerns, and involving more members. I worked with unions across this state to win your retroactive pay, prevent the share of your health care costs from rising, and reinstate the health care plans that were recently cut.

I have served on the FSU Executive Committee since 2008 and on the bargaining team since 2007.

We continue to face many challenges. I believe that my background as an organizer, former staff of a union (SEIU), and an Economics Professor specializing in work and workers, including unions, has served well. It would be my pleasure to continue to serve you as FSU President.