We at Local 7 think our challenge — and opportunity — to improve the city is: Can we make hospitality industry jobs good, family-sustaining jobs?
Do you expect the trend of declining union membership to continue or will it level off?
I don't think [declining membership] is a given. It's a matter of how much fight-back there is. We have a lot of organizations interested in good jobs and we have grown, and will continue to grow, from 1,800 members in 2000 to 2,600 members.