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Barry Kushnir

I was a 22-year-old college graduate with a newborn son and a dead-end job. Picked up a union card and a new position as a public employee. Started earning a living wage, quality healthcare and earning a pension. It is 30 years later, and I have a newborn (my third child) and no regrets. My wages have grown, my quality healthcare has improved, and I can see a dignified retirement on the horizon. Nothing would have been possible without my union! That is why I continue to organize young workers and grow the labor movement. Anything and everything are possible when working people come together a fight for a good, middle-class lifestyle.