The winter holiday season also provides a moment to reflect. The year has been trying for unique reasons.Although many of us have been back in-person at our worksites for some time, this year was an opportunity for the larger community to fully engage with in-person activities since early in 2020. Undoubtedly, there were some challenges but this was an opportunity for us to remember what the old form of communal solidarity felt like. Through these experiences, we can take the lessons learned into 2023 with a better understanding of how to be safe and be in community with one another.
Ultimately, we want every AFT-Maryland member to have democracy in the workplace. Those battles will come; for now, we enjoy the sacred and quiet of the winter holiday season and toast to a new year.