Let me introduce myself. I am the Labor Liaison for local 2507, I’m a labor activist for over four decades and FDNY/EMS for 26 years.

As a retiree I continue to be a labor and social activist.

My mission through my activism and writing is to promote EMS workers in particular and labor in general on the need to educate and organize labor to its real power.

I will be bringing you labor news from local, national and international.

I know these are stressful times and you do stressful work, but one of the first things I learned from my academy days is that if you can’t take care of yourself and look out for your partner, the patient will not be helped in the right way.

Here are some coping skills that PSU Personal Service Unit recommends.

  • Pay attention to your thoughts, they affect your feelings and behavior
  • Challenge negative thoughts and replace them with realistic ones and provide a balance
  • Deep breathing, meditation, and journaling can provide release
  • Recognize challenges that you have overcome this year, remember your strengths and resilience.
  • Be aware of your limits and set realistic self expectations
  • Learn to assert yourself and say no in a respectful manner.

Stay Safe out there. Lester Muata Greene, Labor Liaison.