For some Americans, Labor Day signals the end of summer vacation, the weather cooling, and a relaxing three-day weekend to have a BBQ with family and friends. For us, we know Labor Day means so much more.
Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions, struggles, and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894.
Celebrate, with us, the contributions of our nation’s working women and men, including our California educators:
– Join California Labor’s Thunderclap to send a strong message about workers standing together.
– Our educators work every day to create safer spaces for our kids. Support public education and all of our students: Take the Pledge today!
– Share a graphic and change your profile picture on social media.
– Read about how today’s unions help working people.
– If you’re at a cookout or family gathering on Labor Day, consider starting conversations about fair wages, expanding worker protections, equal pay for equal work, and how unions help working people.
– Attend a local Labor Day event.
– Add these labor-related songs to your playlist.
– Download and print our “The Union Makes Us Strong” poster and place in your classroom, office, or a community space.
– Tweet about #LaborDay2017 and join the national conversation. See sample tweets below.
I’m an educator and a proud union member, demanding a fairer and more just economy for all! #LaborDay2017
Working people make and keep our economy strong. Thank you! #LaborDay2017
Enjoy the weekend, brought to you by the labor movement.