Brothers and Sisters,
Labor Day, a National Holiday since 1894, is a tribute to the contributions and achievements of workers who overcame ruthless employment practices to make this country mighty.
Never has Labor Day resonated so profoundly as it does in 2020. We are a community, a country, and a world in crisis. All of our lives have been forever changed. But unfortunately, employers’ methods have not. Many refuse to pay a fair wage to reflect the increased risks in the workplace. They balk at increased safety measures and put you, our vulnerable members, at risk.
In spite of them, you Brothers and Sisters continue to flourish. We salute you all for paving the way with sacrifice, blood, sweat, and tears. No matter the type of work you do, we, the Executive Board of Teamsters Local 700, recognize you as the greatest in the world. May God bless you all with health, joy, and good fortune.
Stay Strong. Stay Safe. Stay United.
Happy Labor Day from, President Ramon D. Williams and Teamsters Local 700