Quotes From Participating Union Members

Hear from just some of the union members who are showing their union pride this Labor Day on Twitter

“Unions have given so much to this country—weekends, health care, the middle class—that we have to stand together lest we fall apart.”
—KCBS reporter Bob Butler and award-winning broadcaster Bob Butler (@BobButler7)
SAG-AFTRA member

“I come from a union family – my children are raised in a union home. I teach them that we all have a right to fair wages, security, protection and health. I am a proud union member!”
—Beverly Hills, 90210 & The Event actress Gabrielle Carteris (@TheGabrielle_C)
SAG-AFTRA member

“For my entire adult life, I have been a proud member of three unions: AFTRA, SAG and the AFM. As a union member, I am part of the greatness of America and the beauty of democracy.”
—Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash (@RosanneCash)
AFM, SAG-AFTRA member

“We work in an industry where stability is not its strong suit…so when you do get a job, you want to make sure that you’re making a decent, living wage and that you have benefits, and the union has been able to provide that for me.”
Late Show with David Letterman writer Lee Ellenberg (@LeeEllenberg)
WGAE member

“This Labor Day, I’m pleased to be part of the effort to let everyone know that actors and stage managers are part of the American labor movement!”
—Obie-winning stage actor Francis Jue (@fjue)
Actors’ Equity Association member

“A lot of people my age don’t fully appreciate that unions were responsible for most of the protections we now enjoy in the workplace.  Today, the role of unions is as important as ever, ensuring those gains are not eroded, and that employees are treated fairly and have a safe working environment.”
—Breaking Bad star RJ Mitte (@RjMitte)
SAG-AFTRA member

“This Labor Day let’s all take a moment to re-think the importance of having a strong, progressive labor movement in the United States of America. Solidarity with your fellow worker is as American as apple pie!!”
—Foo Fighters lead guitarist Chris Shiflett (@ChrisShiflett71)
SAG-AFTRA member