Brothers and Sisters,

Working people build our country’s strength, prosperity, and well-being every day. Over 130 years ago, workers from all walks of life came together to demand recognition for these efforts, which became a national holiday in 1894.

This year, Labor Day may look different for many of us. The usual parades, barbecues, and gatherings may be smaller, postponed, or canceled altogether.

What hasn’t changed, however, is that unions are making incredible strides for all workers — organized and not. A strong labor movement is the key to a strong middle class. With our union Brothers and Sisters, we’ve fought and won a minimum wage, industry safety standards, 8-hour workdays, weekends, paid overtime, increased market share, and much more.

This past year, our contributions could not have been greater. In the face of COVID-19, we have shown our communities what we have known all along: that our work is essential. We’ve continued to build and service our region, promote safe workplaces, and advocate for economic opportunity for all.
 
On behalf of all of us at Local 4, thank you for your continued work and dedication. Together, we will continue to be one of the most powerful voices for heavy equipment operators, mechanics, surveyors, and service technicians in the country.
 
Have a safe, enjoyable Labor Day.
 

In Solidarity,


Bill McLaughlin
Business Manager
Operating Engineers Local 4