"I feel that this Leadership has lost sight of what veteran members’ concerns are. I do not like how the COVID exposure concerns, CTU’s vote around this, and the subsequent work stoppage were handled. It’s not even about the pay being lost because our concerns were legitimate and I am willing to take that loss. I contend that President Sharkey should not have called the Mayor, “ stupid” as it made CTU look petty and unprofessional. I want our current leadership to make sure that our benefits stay intact, that our pension is fully funded and no other cuts to the benefits that previous CTU members fought hard for and won, will be done."