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GWA in the Windy City!

On March 17-19, GWA leaders from across the country gathered in Chicago for our third annual national meeting. We were welcomed by the iconic green-colored Chicago River, which some attributed to St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Still, we knew it was a sign of the Windy City's hospitality towards our members!

Members who work in utility-scale solar and wind spent two days discussing how to build GWA and improve conditions in the renewable field. They honed their skills in talking to co-workers about GWA and building teams to resolve workplace issues. We brainstormed plans for our temp agency and wind safety campaigns and reviewed our upcoming job site app. We met with an organizer from Warehouse Workers for Justice, a Chicago-area worker center also taking on temp agencies. We also took a labor history tour of Pullman National Historic Park and enjoyed a game of Jeopardy based on lessons learned!

It was a heartening sight to see a mix of long-time leaders and new activists at the meeting, all united by a common purpose. The leaders, despite the challenges of taking time away from work and family, showed their unwavering commitment to our cause. The meeting was a testament to the hard work of GWA's small but mighty staff, and it left us all feeling energized. Members left with a renewed sense of purpose, ready to build our worker movement and recruit more members into GWA. It's a thrilling sight to see the leadership ranks in GWA grow as we organize to transform the renewable energy field!

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