On Labor Day, it is time to reflect on all those who worked, fought, struggled, sacrificed, and even laid down their lives for justice in the work place. For both Americans and Canadians, it is a day to think about, honor, and thank the blue-collar men and women who keep both of our countries running. Labor Day is about recognizing the dignity of hard work and those who do it.
LIUNA members are not only the greatest asset of our union; they, and all workers, are the lifeblood of our two nations.
Labor Day is a time to recognize those who are frequently overlooked: the working class heroes who labor, day in and day out, at jobs that are essential to our lives, our economy, and our world. Increasingly, workers and their families are losing economic ground and political power, while being dismissed and disparaged by many policy-making elites.
This Labor Day, let’s resolve to start turning things around. Let’s push our elected officials to stop playing political games and start passing legislation to move our nations forward, create jobs, and solve problems. And let’s truly honor working men and women by respecting them, thanking them, and strengthening their rights to band together and bargain for better pay, benefits, and working conditions.
With kind regards, I am