Teresa Morrison. Photo Courtesy of Teresa Morrison

Each and every day, Teresa Morrison brings light and laughter to the residents Golden Living, formerly Elizabeth Adam Crump Nursing Home, in Richmond, Va. As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Morrison helps patients start their day by assisting with bathing and getting dressed, and taking them to their activities.

“This is the hardest job I’ve ever had, but it’s also the most rewarding,” said Morrison. “My daily goal is to spread joy and happiness throughout the day — and if I can get a smile from a patient my day is made.”

Morrison is no stranger to the union — she was previously a Local 400 member and shop steward at Dan River, Inc., in Danville, Va.  After working at Dan River, Inc. for 25 years, Morrison worked a few jobs that were non-union where she faced management discrimination and abuses; she then decided she would never work for a non-union company again.

“Having a union means having security in your job and having someone that has your back,” said Morrison. “Knowing I was moving up to Richmond, I actually sought out Crump because I knew it was represented by Local 400.”

Morrison is now the shop steward at Golden Living, where she enjoys helping people have a voice in their workplace and is currently serving on the bargaining committee for the first time.

In honor of Nurses Week (May 6-12) we are featuring Local 400 members who serve our communities every day as nurses. Thank you for all that you do to heal the sick, comfort the afflicted, and save lives!