Already the time has come for Americans to gather with family and friends for a day of food and football, Thanksgiving is upon us. The tradition started in the Plymouth Colony Massachusetts 1621. Two hundred years later Abe Lincoln declared the final Thursday of November a national holiday. Congress finally made it an official holiday in 1941.
"Be thankful for what you have. Be fearless for what you want."
I believe this to be a good motto for any union person on Thanksgiving. We have our families, our friends, union brothers and sisters, our job, and our union to be thankful for. At the same time we have plenty to fearlessly fight for to raise the middle class standard of living. As corporations, bought politicians, and one percent billionaires line up against us; we must come together and show our unity to move forward our cause. "Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. (W.J. Cameron)."
So as you travel to be with family and good food, please remember what we have to be truly thankful for, and be mindful of the work we have together ahead of us.
"Do something" today "that your future self will thank you for." Have a joyful Thanksgiving.