4/16/14: Last week, the union awarded TM steward Margaret Smith the Excellence in Membership Recruitment Award. Margaret was one of the top membership recruiters in Chapter 293 last year, in addition to her exemplary work representing employees.
The awards ceremony took place during the National Treasury Employees Union's National Steward Training Conference. Dozens of SEC stewards, along with stewards from many other federal agencies, attended the conference, where they received training on a wide range of issues, including the new CBA, compensation matters, performance management, representation of employees, litigation updates, etc.
"To receive this award is one of the highest honors that Chapter 293 can bestow upon a union leader," Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman said this morning. "Our strength as a union springs directly from our strong membership. Chapter 293 has been the fastest growing chapter in NTEU for the past couple of years, which has greatly increased our strength to negotiate good agreements on work life benefits, compensation and other issues -- and that is absolutely the direct result of the work of people like Margaret. Without strong membership, we cannot succeed and, without great recruiters like Margaret, we cannot have strong membership," Gilman added. "I am extremely proud of the incredibly important work that Margaret has done, both as a recruiter and also as a union representative. TM employees should be very proud to have such a talented steward in their division."