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Reader Hard Workers wrote:
Speaking of deciding one’s tired of a demanding job, and a different Jerry, were you surprised to read/hear of the pending resignation of labor’s hard working Council Secretary Treasurer Jerry Butkiewicz? Do you have any views on labor’s future without Jerry?
I was surprised to hear about Jerry’s resignation but I understand his desire to move on after 10 plus years. Jerry has been an incredible resource for labor and anyone who has dealt with him knows of his dedication to labor and his integrity. A deal with Jerry is a deal. His word is good and his handshake is gold. Having said that, someone once said “Nothing succeeds like successors.” However, a new person will have to prove themselves the way Jerry did. It was Jerry’s word we took, not the organization’s.
— JOHN KERN