Over twenty members came together for the first Northampton Area Leadership, Education, Action, Development (LEAD) Meet Up in Northampton on January 18th at the offices of the Pioneer Valley Worker Center. Union members from Stop & Shop, River Valley Coop, and the City of Chicopee were present. Members learned a bit more about Local 1459’s political engagement and new worker organizing, and had a discussion about how to deal with “apathy” among fellow members. Many Local 1459 members were excited to discuss and share their ideas about to improve their union and their workplaces. Stay tuned for the next LEAD Meetup and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more or participating!