Monday, September 2, 2019
Labor Day is almost upon us. I'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy, safe, and enjoyable holiday. Labor Day is more than just a day for family and a day to mourn the end of summer, it's a reminder of why we fight. This is our holiday, the holiday to honor the working men and women. It is the holiday that honors the right to dictate our own working conditions instead of letting our employer dictate it for us. As IBEW President Lonnie Stephenson said "From the start, the IBEW has led the battle for rights and dignities of workers in the United States and Canada. Not just for our wages, but also for our benefits and retirement. This gives us a stronger middle class and helps create the kind of lives we all deserve to live. On this holiday, let’s salute those who came before us, and remember, it’s up to everyone in the IBEW to keep that spirit alive."
On Monday, September 2, take a moment to talk to your kids, your family, and your friends about the meaning of the holiday and raise a glass to the hard work of union members from today and yesteryear. Remind them that on the first Monday in September, we say thank you to all of the working men and women that make our nation run. Happy Labor Day!