Tag: Labor Day

Labor Matters

Labor Day parades may be canceled this year, but that won’t stop us from sharing our union pride! Check out this video from the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO featuring union members across Michigan sharing messages of solidarity—plus some special guests!

Labor Day Message from UAW President Rory L. Gamble

In recognition of each and every UAW member and retiree, thank you for your service and your SOLIDARITY.  Thanks to one and all, past and present, for your role in our just cause. Have a safe and happy Labor Day. In Solidarity, Rory L. Gamble   Tune in to labor’s virtual celebrations LEARN MORE

Labor Day Message from President Rory L. Gamble

Brothers and Sisters, As we celebrate Labor Day this Monday, I want to start by saying Thank You.  This year has been utterly unprecedented, and we have had to deal with extraordinary challenges. I want to recognize the hard work and courage of my UAW family in facing this terrible pandemic and working to keep one another safe. Labor Day is the day that we celebrate and recognize the spirit, strength and life-changing contributions of working men and women across this nation. It is the voice, the sacrifice and the unwillingness to give up that defines our labor movement and ... Read more

Buy Union Made on Labor Day

Labor Day not only reminds us about the importance of unions and solidarity amongst workers, but it’s also one of the last holidays in the summer heat. It’s the perfect time for UAW members to fire up the grill, then kick back with a cold one and enjoy a little quality summer time with fellow workers, friends and family. Now, there’s an easy way to make sure that your supplies are union-made! You can text Made to 235246 to get a list of union-made items right from the AFL-CIO. Or you can visit go.aflcio.org/UnionBrew for a list of union-made beer, ... Read more

Share your Labor Day photos on UAW’s social platforms

UAW members around the country will be marching and celebrating on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4. We want to see photos of you and your union brothers and sisters that day. Be sure to share on our social media pages and use the hashtag #UAWLABOR17: Twitter: @uaw | Instagram: uaw.union |Pinterest: UAW | YouTube: UAW

Vintage UAW Labor Day Sign Has Meaning Today

This UAW Labor Day sign from years ago shows the power of unions has always benefitted the lives of workers. The details may have changed since then but the message is the same: Belonging to a union means a better life for workers.

The History of Labor Day

You work hard. And when Labor Day hits Sept. 4 you know it’s your day to celebrate your role in making our economy strong while you provide for your family. Labor Day signals the unofficial end of summer with parades and barbecues and is a mainstay of American culture. But it wasn’t always that way on the first Monday of September. Labor Day started at the state level. New York was the first state to introduce Labor Day legislation. In 1887 Oregon became the first state to pass it. By 1894, almost 30 states followed suit. But it took a ... Read more

Stand up for working people this Labor Day and download the toolkit

On Labor Day, Sept. 4, America’s workers will be recognized and honored. This year it’s more important than ever to think about the power of organizing and why more workers are calling for a voice on the job. So many workers are facing attacks on wages, health care, retirement security and rights on the job. That’s why it’s important to not only enjoy being with family and friends on Labor Day, but to also reach out to them through social media about the importance of the holiday. Here are some tools you can use to spread the word about enjoying ... Read more