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On this Labor Day 2018, with the majority of the country enjoying a day of leisure and fellowship with family and friends, it is good to remember that this day, along with most other paid holidays on the American working calendar, is possible only due to the heroic efforts and sacrifices made by union members of the past who fought tirelessly, righteously, and often at great personal cost, to achieve the dignity that was their due, and which they have left as a rich legacy for all those workers—unionized and not—who have benefitted from their sacrifice ever since.
So we honor those individuals today by highlighting those who are still on the front lines of the Labor Movement, carrying on a rich tradition of activism to ensure that working men and women everywhere share in the fruits of their labor and can look on their hard work with not only satisfaction and pride, but with just compensation and security for themselves and their families.
Happy Labor Day!
(Photo above is of Rashaad Pritchett, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers Local 21, San Francisco)
Oakland Firefighters, IAFF Local 55
UPS Teamster Driver, Local 315
Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 192, Oakland
Larry Yee, Roland Anderson, Bob Master, Communication Workers of America, Local 9410
Berkeley Federation of Teachers, Local 1078
FF Bristow, San Francisco Firefighters, IAFF Local 798
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 302, Holiday Party 2017
Teamsters Joint Council 7, at a Recent Action. Sitting on Right: Local 853 Business Representative Ray Torres
Communication Workers of America, Local 9410, San Francisco
SEIU Local 1021, Northern California