Because I am a follower of Jesus Christ, I felt a peace that God would see me through this, regardless of the outcome, though I didn't know how.
I appealed to my union, and an automatic appeal process was initated on my behalf. Rick Jurkovic, our Local 1576 Union VP took on my case, along with my stewards at First Transit, and finally prevailed on Co. management to allow me to return, though on a one year probation.
Their tireless efforts to communicate and negotiate with the Company on my behalf finally resulted in a favorable outcome.
My point is this: We need each other. Without this union, my job would have been lost. Words of thanks do not give justice to all the work done behind the scenes. Your union does more for you than you know. In Solidarity, John Whitten