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Local 652 Vice President Lena Wyeth
Updated On: Nov 30, 2020

December 2020

Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and WOOOHOOO!!! Joe Biden was elected President of the United States of America!!

I’m so excited and relieved that many our endorsed candidates were elected by the great voters of Michigan.  Labor had a great year and we saw record turnout across the state, for sure. Congratulations to those that put in hours of phone banking, making and delivering yard signs, lit dropping and more.  Your hard work is appreciated and it definitely didn’t go unnoticed.  I am especially happy to see the 1st female Vice-President elect of the United States. As VP Harris said, “Dream with ambition and lead with conviction”. I have all the confidence in the world that the Biden/Harris ticket will do just that and take this country in the right direction.  If you know someone that voted for the other team, please be humble and kind. It’s a start in healing our souls as a nation.

We can’t relax just yet, however. There will be a senate runoff in Georgia.  The future of the PRO Act will be decided in that senate race.   The PRO act would be so good for unions and especially good for some friends and workers I've met who hit road blocks when trying to make their facility a union shop. Call your friends and family in Georgia and explain how important it is to vote in the Senate runoff on January 5th, 2021. The senators that supports unions and the PRO act are Dr Raphel Warnock and Jon Ossoff.   If you would like to help Flip Georgia Blue and give to the campaign that supports both candidates, go to https://secure.actblue.com/donate/flipgeorgiablue

I hope all of you have a wonderful, yet safe Thanksgiving. My family decided not to get together for our Thanksgiving feast, due to COVID.  Despite us not being able to get together, I have so much to be thankful for. As the old song goes, “God’s given me a pretty fair hand. I’ve got a house and a piece of land, a few dollars in a coffee can.  My old truck is still running good and my ticker’s ticking like they say it should. Lord knows, I’m a lucky (wo)man.” I’m so thankful for the people in my life.  I’m thankful for my family. My daughter is a hard-working, strong young lady making a life for herself, my parents are still healthy, my brothers gang up on me and tease me as usual. My grandma Wanda is still a spunky 95-year-old, I have great friends, and union brothers and sisters that believe in me and my 2 dogs Lila and Luka are silly and fun as well as my grand-dogs, Sky and Nova. As long as we are all staying healthy and COVID-free, I have an ATTITUDE of GRATITUDE! 

More than likely, Christmas dinner will be canceled too, but there will still be magic in the air.  Don’t forget, Jesus is the reason for the season. If you are in the giving spirit, there are several community charities to give to or volunteer your time. Here is the link to Michigan Capital Area United Way’s list:  http://micauw.galaxydigital.com/need/

Merry Christmas to all and have a safe and happy new year.





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