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Dear Sisters and Brothers:

I hope this report finds each of you in good health and spirits. Hopefully you were able to have some time off of the summer, such as summer has has been across the country.

For a number of our members, it has been a summer on the picket line. While we do not have a large number of members on strike/lockout, the disputes we are involved in are difficult ones. Some have gone on for a long period of time, and some see concessionary demands on the part of employers.

As always, the purpose of this report is to provide an update on key activities within our union – to share both our victories and our struggles – and to thank each of you, our activists and our staff for the tremendous effort you put into representing our members day in and day out.