I know many people don't like labor unions these days. They forget how people fought and died for the working conditions we now take for granted - a 40-hour work week, paid leave, the end to child labor laws, and safer working conditions.
When labor unions strike for higher wages and get them, all pay goes up.
When labor unions strike for better, safer working conditions, the working conditions of all workers get safer.
Here in Schodack, town employees enjoy the working conditions earned through the blood, sweat, and lives of union workers.
But Schodack residents don't all have an equal chance at those good jobs.
You have to register to vote in the Republican party - but that isn't enough - you have to be related to someone who is powerful in the Republican party.
This is one of the things I will try to change when I am elected.
The best, most qualified person should get the job, regardless of party affiliation or family relationship.
It is the right thing to do.