Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Lightning

Given a few of the comments and questions about my purpose here in Vegas I though maybe I'd better spell things out. I am not here on behalf of the United States Postal Service. The money you spent on stamps is not funding my trip. Nor does my employer endorse particular political candidates. I work for the U.S. Postal Service, but I am a member, an elected official, and a shop steward for the Amarillo Local #114 of the American Postal Workers Union. It is through the dues paying members that I am in Las Vegas serving as a delegate to the national APWU convention. It is the national body of that labor Union that has endorsed Barack Obama as they feel he will best represent the ideal and beliefs of the working class in this country.

And here y'all thought I was just screwing off and having fun while your mail was being delayed.

Also I wanted to point out to the world that frequent commentor to this blog and fine blogger and writer in her own right, Danette Haworth's debut novel for young readers was released today.


Check out Violet Raines Almost Got Struck By Lightning when you get the chance. I'm waiting for my copy to come in the mail right now. Of course it would arrive sooner of there wasn't more than three thousand of us rabble-rousing union workers away from our workstations.

14 comments:

Joshua said...

all long as I get my mail someday, you can do what ever you wish!

how long have you been with the Postal Serive? and do you like it?

yellowdog granny said...

yeah for the unions..have fun ..

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Hi Travis,

I come from a long line of union workers and I say: you can have a ball while you get the union business done! At least that's how it worked in my family.

As to the politics of it, I agree with the National.

Thanks for the lead to the Violet Raines YA book. I am running right over to Danette's website. As I've mentioned on women of mystery, I am becoming more interested in YA as the grandkids get older.

Terrie

Lana Gramlich said...

Just so long as no one brought any guns. I hope the conference isn't partially sponsored by the NRA? Mwa ha! ;)

Joshua said...

glad i could provide some laughs my friend :)

Mary Witzl said...

I once spent a summer in Las Vegas, working at hospital. Whenever I started to tell anyone this, I got about as far as "I worked in Las Vegas--" and the knowing looks set in. Everyone seemed to feel I'd gone there to gamble big-time. The entire time I was there, I think I might have gambled 50 cents worth...

Yay -- I can't wait to read Danette's book!

Jason said...

Aren't you supposed to keep what happens in Vegas a secret?

Bina said...

Well, heck, you can STILL have fun while you're there, right???

Janna Qualman said...

Ahh, it all becomes clear to me now...

The Anti-Wife said...

Well, thank God you're not out squandering that 42 cents I paid for a stamp yesterday!

spyscribbler said...

I love that cover! Vegas sounds fun, definitely.

Monnik said...

sounds like a good way to get a 'free' trip to vegas.

hope you have a good time there! (I know you will.)

preTzel said...

DH has been an officer in his union and I'm a rep for our union. We don't get no stinkin' trips to Vegas though. Damn, we're in the wrong ass union. :D

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