On Labor Day, we recognize and honor the achievements of America’s working people. In 2017, this annual celebration comes at a critical time for our state. Collective action is on the rise—yet so are the attacks on our pay, health care, retirement security, and rights on the job. The biggest threat we currently face is the Constitutional Convention.
Today we pay our respects to Gerry Horgan, killed on the picket line in 1989 fighting corporate greed. The ceremony will take place in Valhalla NY the site in which Gerry was struck down by a scab crossing the picket line. We are CWA STRONG because we remember.
In his keynote address to the 76th CWA convention in Pittsburgh, CWA President Chris Shelton laid out the intensifying attacks facing workers and the labor movement, but reminded delegates that "always, always, always, working people have risen up to fight for what is right.