Daniel Flynn of Albertsons #6105 has been in the industry for 32 years. He started out as a box boy and is now a Food Clerk and Cashier.
In his spare time he enjoys taking pictures at special events and fishing.
When asked what inspired him to get more involved he said, “The strike/lockout. I was disillusioned by the company I worked so hard with. After the strike I went from being the picket captain to the shop steward.”
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: “My co-workers, I really like the people I work with. I also like the return customers. It’s nice to see the same people coming back to shop.”
Q: How would your life be different if you weren’t a union member?
A: “I’m sure it would be completely different. I know that I wouldn’t be where I am now in life, but I can’t imagine what things would be like without my union.”
Q: What is your greatest asset?
A: “I don’t know how to answer that, I guess patience. I just try to treat people the way I want to be treated.”
Q: What in your life are you most proud of?
A: “Being a union member. I am proud I am able to be around people and make a real difference. I wouldn’t trade it for a million dollars.”
Q: If you could make a single change at your worksite, what would it be?
A: “It would be two-fold. I would want to lower prices so we could bring back our customers, ad get more help in the store.”
Q: How do you feel about being named 2012 Steward of the Year?
A: “I’m still in shock, the surprise hasn’t worn off yet. I’m honored, and glad though I still find it hard to believe. I was wondering who Greg (Conger) was talking about, and when he mentioned that they started in 1979, I was seriously considering whether it was me or not. Not too many people here could have started in ’79. That’s when I knew.”