My name is Megan Horst and I am in my third year as an Assistant Professor at the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning. I firmly believe that unions are critical in fighting for workers' rights. I was lucky to be part of a graduate student union that fought for better pay and protections at the University of Washington, before coming to PSU. I also am the daughter of parents who belonged to strong unions (as teachers and public employees) in Milwaukee Wisconsin. I am proud to be an AAUP member, and our union is one reason I chose to join the PSU faculty. I am currently serving as a unit rep, which is enabling me to better understand how our union can serve all of us. Particularly in these times, I believe in the importance of strengthening our union. I especially hope to help our union strengthen its efforts towards social justice on all fronts.