My name is Anthony "Tony" Lewis. I’m an academic adviser who joined PSU and PSU-AAUP way back in December 2010. I’ve been actively involved with our union for the duration of my time at PSU, first as a regular member and, since 2013, as a Unit Rep for my department. More recently, I served on the PSU-AAUP Bargaining Team assisting in the negotiation of the implementation of the Advising Redesign. Being active in our union has always been somewhat of a “no-brainer” for me. It seems obvious to me that a collective voice is always stronger than an individual voice. The importance of our union is reinforced to me every time I share an AAUP victory with friends and colleagues working for employers without a union presence. I also appreciate the strong and authentic community that PSU-AAUP provides for its members.