Saturday, May 10, 2008


Patricia Morris Felecia Browning Julia Curry Mennen Gibbs
(President) (Vice President) (Financial Secretary) (Recording Secretary)

As candidates in the upcoming election we would like to first take the opportunity to express our gratitude towards all of our supporters and those who have returned the surveys addressed to the New Direction Team. We appreciate your feedback. The information from the surveys will give the New Direction Team the opportunity to address your issues and concerns, during the negotiation period once we are elected to office. Remember any candidate has the option to distribute information to the membership for their concerns including surveys, because there is not an official survey process, established in the Constitution, Bylaws, nor Master Labor Agreement. Please continue to return your surveys to us. “Your Opinions Matters”

Recently you were introduced to the New Direction Bargaining Team, and now it’s time to meet the Executive Board Candidates supported and endorsed by our team:

Allen Iles Lenora Shorter De'Arra Henderson
Trustee (BCBSM) Trustee (BCBSM) Trustee (BCN)

Alecia Green Cassandra Carr
Sargeant of Arms Guide

As governed by the constitution, the Executive Board shall be empowered to represent the Local Union between membership meetings when urgent business requires prompt and decisive action.

Please note this is the first time in our local’s history that Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Care Network have united to ensure the continued success and progress of Amalgamated Local 1781.

We ask you to support us as the New Direction Executive Team; the team moving forward.

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Barack Obama, speech, February 5, 2008

Brothers and Sisters remember to come out and cast your vote on May 15, 2008, for your team of the future The New Direction, “Moving Forward”