A never quit story: James Prater, Maintenance Repair Worker
2, Ohio School for the Blind
OCSEA brother James
Prater never quits
because so many
people depend on him and the
important work he does. James
is a Maintenance Repair Worker
2, but his job and his purpose is
much more than a classification.
The work he does for the students attending the Ohio School
for the Blind is essential and just
as much a part of their learning and growing as that of the
teachers and teacher aides in the
classroom. And this last year and a half has shown the value of public employees like James and how their valuable work keeps Ohio going, even in the toughest of times.
“Public service is
important to me,
because we help
people. We are the
ones that get the
job done," said James, a steward and activist with the Ohio School for
the Blind Chapter 2529.
Read James' story and more in the most recent edition of the union magazine, the Public Employee Quarterly, at OCSEA.org/PEQ.