I wanted to send along a personal note wishing you a happy holiday and a joyous new year— and I wanted to say "thank you."
I appreciate the opportunity you've given me to serve as president of IAPE. At the risk of sounding corny, I'm honored by the trust you've placed in me and I take seriously my responsibility to represent you.
I believe we've made progress in the past year— but that's just the beginning. 2007 is going to be a tough year but I'm convinced that we'll win the quality contract that you deserve— not because of my efforts, but because of yours.
The progress we've made so far came because you've been engaged, motivated and involved. That needs to continue— and to expand.
This is your union... and I'm honored to be your president.