Happy Lunar New Year (the Year of the Wood Dragon)

O’Siyo ᎣᏏᏲ “o-si-yo,” (Cherokee: I see you) Hello, Bonjour and 你好! (nǐ hǎo) union siblings. 

Many of our union siblings are celebrating the Lunar New Year! Those from China, Tet in Vietnam and Seollal in Korea are celebrating with huge festivals. I hope those who are in places far from those celebrating find a chance to gather with their close friends and loved ones to spread the celebration world-wide.

This year represents my second Lunar New Year celebration with my partner. As many of you may know, it is also the auspicious year selected for my wedding. 

Over time with my partner, I’ve learned so much about traditions and a culture I knew little about and I believe it’s allowed me to grow. I’ve taken on much of the work and am not expecting him to provide the information.

I’m wishing all members that celebrate the Lunar New Year in one form or another a wonderful year ahead. It’s time to celebrate shared moments with loved ones and know we will accomplish great things as we move forward together.

Happy Lunar New Year (the Year of the Wood Dragon)

Thank you, Merci, ᏙᎾᏓᎪᎲᎢ “di-da-yo-li-hv-dv-ga-le-ni-s-gv,” which means “Until we meet again”

Pronouns: She/her

Alisha Campbell

National President

Union of National Employees