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A Labor Day Message from Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa

The first Monday of every September, Labor Day, is a time to honor the sacrifices of working people. It is a time to remember those who died or were injured on the job. It’s a time of solidarity and celebrating the labor movement.

This Labor Day is also a good time to reflect on the future of labor if working people don’t make their voices heard during November’s midterm elections.

Recently, challenges facing the labor movement took on more urgency with the Supreme Court’s Janus decision. In June, the Supreme Court sided with anti-union advocates attempting to undercut the rights of public employees at a time when so many Americans are struggling to make ends meet. 

But the Teamsters Union is fighting back. We are redoubling our efforts to ensure that working men and women have a voice on the job through strong unions.

The labor movement, and the Teamsters Union in particular, is alive and well and is still effecting change. This Labor Day, I hope all Americans remember that the hard work and sacrifice of working men and women make this country great.