What is the meaning of Labor Day?
“Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”
For many Labor Day signifies the start of school or the last summer hurrah. However, there is a different meaning for the US labor worker. This day signifies over 100 years of hard work and dedication for a better life. The fight for livable wages, safe working conditions, paid holidays, and sick leave is paying off. Labor groups across the country enjoy the ability to negotiate fair wages and safe working conditions. But, the fight is far from over and some labor groups still struggle to achieve fair wages and safe working conditions.
Today is the day to reflect upon and support our fellow brothers and sisters in their endeavors to achieve fair wages, safer working conditions, and commit to helping others achieve what we enjoy every day: A good contract.
AFA is proud and thankful to represent the amazing group of Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants. We know how hard you work every day and we especially thank those who are working today.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Terry Taylor, Yvette Gesch, Melanie Buker, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn and Sandra Morrow
“Five Bases, One Voice”
Click this link to review the history of labor: http://www.dol.gov/laborday/history.htm