The first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882. Today – thanks to over 100 years of non-stop efforts by unions and workers’ rights advocates – most Americans get to kick back and enjoy the holiday.
Labor Day isn’t just a time to remember the past. Unions – and union membership – are increasingly important in today’s world.
That’s why each Labor Day weekend, we hold the #unionmember Tweet-a-Thon. Well-known celebrities and fellow union members across the country are tweeting about all the great things unions do for them – and for workers everywhere.
Workers’ rights group Jobs with Justice/American Rights at Work, the MLB Players Association, the NFL Players Association, the NHL Players’ Association, and the leading entertainment unions – Actors’ Equity, SAG-AFTRA, and WGAE – are encouraging their members and supporters to spread the word about the advantages of being a #unionmember.
You can join the conversation too. Tell us why you’re proud to be a #unionmember (or why you support a #unionmember) by clicking here.