Thank you, Mary Fultz. Live long and prosper.
Today marked Mary Fultz’s final day as a Times Union employee, and there was no better way to spend it than at the bargaining table.
Mary came to the Times Union from the Troy Record in 1987 to work on the copy desk. She spent her final months at the TU as a page designer.
Over the years, Mary has served as unit chair and chief steward in the union, and she has suffered through several rounds of negotiations as a bargaining committe member, none as difficult as the current ones. She has brought her humor, kindness and wit to all of her roles both for the newspaper and the union.
Mary is a huge “Star Trek” fan, and her first stop post-retirement will not be Disneyland but a “Star Trek” convention in New Jersey. She plans to move from the area to be close to her family in Oswego.
We do hope Mary keeps in touch (she’s on Facebook if you want to join her there). We will miss her, and not only because she’s the one who takes the minutes at bargaining. But we do wish her the best of luck wherever she chooses to boldly go.
Hee. Thanks, Tim. It was a privilege to serve as an officer and typist for The Newspaper Guild. I come from a blue collar union family, and I’m very proud of that. I’ll be thinking of all of you often and and pray that the company will abandon its efforts to destroy a partner that has served the Times Union well for more than 75 years.
Make it so.
Good luck to you all. I’ll pop around once in a while.
I’m very happy to hear that her first stop was a Star Trek convention. Best of luck, Mary.