Many of us think of Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer—and we sometimes forget it’s the day we recognize and celebrate the achievements of working people.
Whether you are spending time with your family or doing a gig this weekend—take pride in being a union member and part of the labor movement. We celebrate Labor Day because musicians and other working people joined together and said we deserve better—better wages, better working conditions, better benefits, and the right to join together in unison. Our power and strength comes from joining together.
We will honor working people today because musicians, along with others, fought for good wages, decent working conditions, healthcare, and the right to organize. AFM members know that many of us standing together are more powerful than any of us acting alone.
Best wishes in every way for a happy and healthy Labor Day.
AFM International President