Tag: Labor Day

Detroit News – Labor Voices: Challenges of the future offer opportunities for unions

President Ray Curry By Ray Curry At the beginning of this month we observed Labor Day — a day to recognize the American labor movement and the contributions of laborers to the development and growth of our country. It’s a great way to say “thank you.” We celebrate the work that millions of United Auto Workers and Americans contribute to our lives each and every day, in places like factories, offices, hospitals, stores, government services and educational institutions throughout our great nation. Now is the time to take that celebration of our organized and working Americans and honor them by supporting ... Read more

LABOR DAY MESSAGE FROM UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY

President -Ray Curry My Sisters and Brothers, This is my first Labor Day as president of our great union, and although it would be my wish to be with you in person, I can tell you that our virtual celebrations and the observance of what this day means to this union and all working men and women in this nation are no less heartfelt and meaningful. For me, Labor Day has always been about our collective voice and celebrating and recognizing what that voice has achieved for the American worker. That voice built the middle class, spoke out against racial ... Read more

CELEBRATING LABOR DAY BY CELEBRATING LABOR UNIONS

People normally associate Labor Day as the official end of summer, a reason for stores to have sales, or the start of a new school year in many communities. Being in a labor union, we should each take pride in a holiday that commemorates us, labor unionists, both past and present, for our contributions in shaping our nations’ history and society as a whole. The origins of Labor Day in the United States start in 1882 in New York City under the direction of the Central Labor Union. Keep in mind, at that time in America, labor unions only covered ... Read more

NNPA BLACKPRESS – OP-ED: To Labor Day and Labor Days Ahead

    President Ray Curry BY UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY In 1882,a union man, Peter J. McGuire, founder of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and an early supporter of the creation of the American Federation of Labor, suggested setting aside a day for a “general holiday for the laboring classes.” Almost 130 years later, Labor Day continues to celebrate those who did the work and the magnificent job they have done in building what I will always believe to be, the greatest nation on Earth. One hundred and thirty years later, America will again thank those who figured it ... Read more

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