Your union continues to grow in strength and numbers in 2011 and a recent example is the new cadet class for the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.
On Aug. 8 during a new hire orientation, 24 new DCSO employees decided to join SEIU Local 205.
“This is the largest single group to sign up for the union out of the Sheriff’s Office as long as anyone can remember,” said Robert Gilmer, a corrections officer and union steward who was key to the organizing effort. “What this tells me is that public employees are starting to figure out that in today’s political and economic climate, they need to protect themselves and the union is the best way they can do that.”
The last new cadet class at the DCSO signed up in large numbers as well and was mentioned in the Winter 2010 edition of the Local’s statewide newsletter, The Volunteer.