News From: Labor Day

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 03, 2018

Labor Day 2018: A Labor of Love and Resentment

These are turbulent times, no one can argue that. It’s not as bad as the time our country was engaged in a Civil War or when we lost 58,000 soldiers in a war over ideals in Southeast Asia. We...

by John Durso | on Sep 01, 2017

The Strength Behind Labor Day

Every year when Labor Day comes around, I’m filled with pride. As the President of Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW and the Long Island Federation of Labor/AFL-CIO, I have the honor of representing well...

by Guest Post | on Aug 31, 2017

Fighting a Rigged System

As New Yorkers prepare to celebrate Labor Day with barbecues and family outings, New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta said that, while organized labor is strong in New York,...

Weekly Address: Building Upon the Legacy of Labor Day
by Guest Post | on Sep 06, 2016

Progress is stamped by the union label

To America’s hardworking men and women:When workers raise their voices for a fair wage and dignity in the workplace, they sustain the story of America:  the idea that if you work hard, you...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 02, 2016

Many messages, one unified purpose

When you are the custodian of tens of thousands of email addresses and charged with managing communications for over 30 labor organizations, the week before Labor Day can be pretty hectic, especially...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 01, 2016

Our true intentions

There is nothing else on earth that combats poverty more than the theory and concept of organized labor. I know that is a deep statement, especially if you're a union member that is far removed...

by Guest Post | on Aug 17, 2016

A Labor Day Art Contest

Every year, we celebrate Labor Day to honor working people and all their contributions to our country and its middle class. The UFCW is made up of hard-working men and women who serve in our...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 17, 2016

What do we tell our daughters?

In just 2 short weeks, Labor Day weekend will be here. We here at UCOMM will be scrambling to get the usual, and sometimes unusual, Labor Day messages up and out for our various clients on the many...

by Mike Lutz | on Sep 10, 2015

After 33 years, Labor Leader still encouraging activism

Happy Labor Day to all.  The history of this day goes farther back that we can only reflect.  The origins of the holiday can be debated, but the East Coast and New York State were a big...

by Jeffrey Klein | on Sep 08, 2015

It is up to all of us to continue the fight

 Another summer is winding down and Labor Day is upon us once again. While the season may be coming to to an end, the struggle of organized labor in this country is not. Labor in this...

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