Now is the time to be proactive in our present. By taking action in the present we will influence things in the future for generations to come. One of the ways to do that is for workers to organize and form unions. Collective bargaining is how working people gain a voice at work and the power to shape their working lives. My Teamsters local 2010 union has turned into an organizing powerhouse and I was part of making this happen by spending countless hours organizing my workplace. I organized workers to take action at our first strike and to participate in various protests, from paying women enough to live to stripping away our rights. I have also mobilized workers to participate in the Women’s March and black lives matter movement. We have become a new generation of innovative organizers.