My wife Alice always says, "If you don't like something it is because you haven't done anything about". And, I have to admit it is the kind of attitude that has kept the two of us busy, busy, busy... going, going, going. She is a 'Shero' to me.
A man that I view as a 'Hero' is a man many of you may have never heard of, Tom Joyner. He recently retired at the top of his game as one of the most successful radio syndication ever with eight million listeners.
Alice and I have always been asked why we do so much. Mr. Joyner has encapsulated our philosophy into these two words, SUPER SERVE. Super service receives its reward. It also presents avenues for you to expand your coast as the scriptures teach. It has expanded my coast by allowing me to serve the community I love and the opportunity to reach for higher office.
Thank you to all of you that have supported me in the past and support now. I appreciate all your great support and love.
Here is an old picture one of my fraternity brothers from college posted recently. It is so weird to see us in 1980 (wow! 40 years ago already) walking around campus in shirt and ties and suits. You would think we were at work instead of school. Richard, Tyrone, Harmon, Marvin, Robert and Edwin, pledging Omega. Ron and Kurt getting us straight (LOL!)
Thanks for the memory Marv!
The labor movement in the United States grew out of the need to protect the common interest of workers. For those in the industrial sector, organized labor unions fought for better wages, reasonable hours and safer working conditions. The labor movement led efforts to stop child labor, give health benefits and provide aid to workers who were injured or retired.
The purpose of the U.S. Department of Labor is "to foster, promote and develop the welfare of working people, to improve their working conditions, and to enhance their opportunities for profitable employment."
My father and mother were both active as shop stewards in their unions when I was a child. I remember the many conversations about some of the challenges they had with the management and owners of the places in which they worked. I remind thinking as an eleven-year-old child, "Why wouldn't their boss pay them what they should have." I would ask myself, "Why would people be unfair? What would the get out of hurting people?"
As an adult, I was a member of CWA and IAMAW. They was never a question in my mind that I should be a member. I didn't understand the full reach of what these unions provided for its members and those in the workforce who didn't want to contribute, yet still benefitted from the efforts. What I did understand was the union was on my side to protect me from corporate bullying and other forms of mistreatment as well as help structure wages, benefits and services that I needed to take care of my family.
The history of labor struggle is long and sometimes dark in America, but I for one and thankful for the men and women who have worked hard and often suffered to make sure each and every American not just have the opportunity to work for their self-sufficiency, but to be able to advance and excel in their chosen labor.
I hope we all remember the true contribution of the labor movement, the organizations that helped move labor's mission forward and the government agency that have done great service, and sometimes, not so great service, in supporting America's true heroes and heroines, the worker.
To me nothing could be more American than to fight for the needs of our families. Fighting for the rights to work and receive a family sustaining wage, to be treated justly in promotions and opportunities, and to receive the services our families need is first amongst all that we can do to care for our American families.
- Robert S. Burch, Jr.
Democracy only works
When we work for it
When we fight for it
When we demand it
Join the fight to protect the vote.
All across America citizens are being denied their constitutional right to vote by organizations who's very objective is to create limited access to those who are not of their race, religion and politic beliefs. This is the greatest danger that America faces today, but remember, we have faced it before. And, like before, we have to take a stance.
During the 2018 election cycle I explained to West Valley residents that it is no longer a matter of "if you don't vote don't count". It is "if you don't vote you are ignored." What you need and required as a citizen is ignored completely ignored if you don't vote. Imagine how difficult it is for people to get what they need if they are prevented from voting at all.
Please register to vote,
then protect others right to vote.
Talking ‘Big Tent’ and being ‘Big Tent’
I appreciate the fourteen volunteers and workers who showed for the Shireen Team and Burch Team effort. The weather was nice as we gathered, organized and worked under the large canopy. Thanks to everyone that showed up and helped. It was great to be around all of your strong positive energy.
Canvassing Dates - come join us!
Saturday, July 28, 2018 – 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Saturday, August 4, 2018 – 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Saturday, August 18, 2018 – 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Saturday, August 25, 2018 – 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Saturday, September 1, 2018 – 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Saturday, September 15, 2018 – 10:00AM – 12:00PM
I came away from my walking this morning inspired and with renewed energy. Why? Because what we are doing is so incredibly necessary and important in this country at this time. I count myself remarkably fortunate to, right along with you, be a candidate. To be able to go out and tell people why our cause is the right one to vote for. Especially right now, when so many of the critical values our country has stood for since its founding are in jeopardy. We are so lucky to be the point of the spear in the efforts of millions of people to turn the tide!
- Brian King, Utah House Minority Leader
I count myself fortunate that a leader like Brian came out to help me in my campaign. I look forward to being a part of a great and positive change in West Valley and all of Utah.
- Robert Burch, Utah House Candidate
Rachel Kathleen, Jen Simonds, Alice Faulkner Burch, Robert Burch, and Brian King.
2018 State Convention
Saturday, April 28, 2018
7:00AM to 5:00PM
Salt Palace Convention Center
100 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Simarjit 'Sim' Singh Gill, current District Attorney for Salt Lake County, Utah excites the crowd
Meeting our keynote Speaker
The voice of the night, DNC Vice - Chair Michael Blake, Member of the New York State Assembly
Robert Burch, Alice Faulkner Burch, Sandra Hollins - Utah State House
The Lewis's have been my biggest supporters right from the start. I met them at caucus. Albert is a 29 year Army retiree. They make West Valley and district 30 a great place.
Albert Lewis, Jean Lewis, Alice Faulkner Burch, Robert Burch
Salt Lake County Convention
Saturday, April 14, 2018
8:30AM to 2:30PM
Brighton High School
2220 Bengal Boulevard Cottonwood Heights, UT, 84121
Issue Caucus meetings, meeting candidates, and choosing general election candidates
Where it counts, in front of the voters
Meeting with the Labor Caucus
I cleared the district 30 caucus with 79% of the vote to become the nominee
Standing with a winning manager
Margarita has led two successful campaigns for Jacob Fitisemanu and Tali Bruce. Now she is running mine. I'm in great company.
Robert Burch, Margarita Satini, Jacob Fitisemanu (West Valley City Council), Tali Bruce (Cottonwood Heights City Council)