In August 2014, I was invited to an emergency UCF union chapter meeting. Our chapter leadership had plunged our union into crisis. I was invited, and therefore said yes, to becoming our chapter secretary.
I took it seriously. I attended my first UFF statewide meeting in September 2014 with the current chapter president. At that meeting, he asked me if I would step into the empty vice president position. In spring 2015, I ran unopposed, and was elected president.
For the Sept 2015 meeting, we brought a team!