Contacting your legislator is an important way to ensure that your voice is heard at the State Capitol. Get familiar with your legislator, the more you reach out to them, the more familiar they will be of you (and more likely you'll be to get their full attention!)
The most important thing to know about your union is that YOU are the union. A union is only as strong, effective and powerful as the members who participate in its operation and activities. Your voice and your presence are extremely important in all processes.