AEU wants to wish Arnold Morin, CSEA Executive Coordinator, and long time AEU Activist a very happy retirement. Arnold began his service to AEU in 2001 and his efforts have truly made AEU a better, stronger, union. Arnold will be sorely missed, but we coudn't be happier for him!
A few of his friends left a couple comments for him:
Valerie Hollins, AEU President:
Arnold, I'm going to miss you! We didn't interact too often workwise except for when we had Chapters in Administratorship, which I often ended up working on, as did you, but 95% of our collaboration has been AEU. I want to thank you for your service to AEU. So many times we were huddled together dealing in stressful situations, trying to represent our members and enforce that crazy document called a contract. I think we both lost years off our lives arguing with Karen, and of course I'll never forget that ghost story you told me! We had an awesome party planned for you this weekend and I have every intention of making good on that as soon as we can do so safely. Please stay in touch! Visit us at AEU meetings and let's definitely do some hockey games!!
Have a happy retirement. You have definitely earned it!
Good luck my friend! ðŸ¥‚ðŸ�¾
Jim Trujillo, AEU Trustee-North:
Arnold, you made it! We will miss you, especially your sense of humor, kind heart and character. I’m thankful for being your friend. Enjoy your next journey and don’t forget to smell the roses!
With the retirement of our friend and brother, Arnold Morin, words fail us as we seek to express all that this man of courage and integrity, this warm, welcoming, and sincere, friend to all has been to us over the last 27 years. We have witnessed his diligence and the care he took in his work, his commitment to his AEU brothers and sisters, to fairness, and to making a better workplace, and some of us have been lucky enough to sit down with him and share ideas and discover what an amazing human being he is. We are all better for having known Arnold as a colleague, Union Brother, and friend, and we will carry all the ways he has inspired us and challenged us to be better with us every day. We are sad for us, as he transitions into retirement, but happy for him and excited to see him enjoy the retirement for which he has worked so hard and which he has defended all of these years. Arnold, as you ride off into the sunset, we send you off with love and wish you a long and happy retirement filled with all of your favorite things.
Michael Breyette, AEU Webmaster:
Arnold- First, I want to thank you for your friendship, and for always being there as a source of support and answers, as both a CSEA member, and eventually as CSEA staff. As I came on board in my employment with CSEA you were always active with AEU, always fighting for us to be better for everyone not in the room, and better to everyone who was in the room. You always search for that answer which could make everyone happy. You've always been a bright spot which is why when anyone comes to HQ there is always a stop off at your office. You'll be missed, but I couldn't be happier for you. Don't be a stranger!
PS: I read everyone elses comments when posting this. I want in on the hockey game.