As we prepare for the Memorial Day weekend, I want everyone to take a second to reflect on what this holiday means to you. As a member of one of the hardest-hit Infantry units in Iraq, this day means a lot to me. It represents the 51 names memorialized on a wall at Fort Campbell, Ky. Those names represent 51 comrades, friends and brothers whom my unit lost during Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom, they are but just 51 names out of a list of 1.1 million American veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice. So please, take a few minutes this weekend to reflect on what those young men and women fought and died for. Ask yourself, are you doing everything you can to support our nation and your fellow man?
On Monday, union plumbers, members of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters (UA) Local 562, responded to a service request at a hospital with a plumbing problem. But this call was a little different, a 6-week-old kitten had fallen into the drain and gotten stuck. Alan Glosemeyer and Chad Beckmann responded by tirelessly working to save the kitten.
Every week, we bring you a roundup of the top news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here’s this week’s Working People Weekly List.
A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.
On a typical day at the Tyson Foods processing plant in Glen Allen, Virginia, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 400 shop steward Aleta Johnsons was operating the Packmat bagging machine. All of a sudden, she heard a co-worker yelling, "Stop, stop, stop! Please help—stop the line!"