CWA 1104 would like to wish all of our members a Happy Labor Day. 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 Corporate America dictate it for us. Our union has shown in the past that we are not afraid to take on these corporate bosses. Just this week, 20,000 CWA members in the Southeast (District 3) showed this strength when they went on strike for 3 days at AT&T over a number of unfair labor practices. These are the types of actions that we honor on Labor Day.
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 and those like CWA member Gerry Horgan who made the ultimate sacrifice for our rights and our union. Happy Labor Day!