When people think about retirement, many have dreams of the beach, a cabin, or reading by the fire. It is a moment when your career transitions and it is time to think about a new chapter into something completely unknown. It can be scary or exhilarating and a just a big ball of confusion.
However, when you spend your career in the Union, you have a different experience. Being a Union member is about more than the hours you put in to gather a paycheck at the end of the week. We are a family. For many of us in the Union that actually translates to your biological family members working with you and knowing the same experiences you have. This is a rare idea on the large-scale working world. Our Union is proud of that fact that so many of our members can say, “Yeah, I’m a second, third, or even fourth generation carpenter.” It is a story told time and time, again. Each story is heartfelt, told with an immense sense of pride.
Recently, Gregg Metz offered a bit of his story. His dad, Bill Metz, is celebrating his 50th year as a Union member. Bill is now retired and completed his career with the Union as a Business Representative. His son, Gregg, followed in his dad’s footsteps and is now a Business Representative out of the Monroe, Ohio office. Between them, they have served 78 years in the Union. Gregg had the honor of personally presenting his dad with a 50-year member card. So whether you are at the beginning of your career in the Union or have concluded your years of service, know that we are all one body united as a family.
If you are or know a retiree and would like to share your story, please contact the IKORCC Marketing Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.