This Labor Day I'm excited to celebrate the achievements of organized labor.
I've been a proud member of Sheet Metal Workers for 30 years. Standing together in union with my brothers and sisters in the trades gives us the freedom to negotiate a fair return on our work and create a better future for our families. Union membership is on the rise in Indiana and across the country. We've witnessed members come together to fight for the security that comes with union membership. It's been inspiring to see more and more people take collective action to reclaim their freedom to unite. It's important to keep this momentum going — to keep pushing for state of the art training at no cost to the members, livable wages, some of the most reliable retirement plans available nationwide, jobsite safety and rights on the job for all — because for too long, working people have been on the losing end of a rigged economy.
As you celebrate this holiday remember to take a moment to honk for those who have fought for the freedoms of working families that we all enjoy.