Contact: John T. Zapfel
MILWAUKEE – IBEW Local 494 business manager Dean Warsh today issued the following statement in commemoration of Labor Day:
“This Labor Day, many of us will spend time with close family and dear friends at a barbecue, picnic or other community event. While we enjoy the fellowship of our loved ones, it is important to reflect on what strengthens and nurtures the lives and communities of working people, and how we can continue to protect our ability to make a good living that will sustain our families.
Labor Day is the only national holiday that officially recognizes the contributions of American working men and women. While there is still work to do, IBEW Local 494 and its partners in the labor movement are proud of the numerous strides we have made for workers’ rights and safety on the job. You can thank unions for the eight-hour workday, weekends and the end of child labor, and yes, paid holidays such as Labor Day.
On Labor Day, I will march side by side with my brothers and sisters in downtown Milwaukee, as I have for decades. I will renew my promise to fight for working men and women every single day and thank labor for what they continue to do for all of us – for all boats rise with a strong labor movement.”