Monday, September 2, 2019
Labor Day 2019
On September 5, 1882, 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march in a parade from City Hall to Union Square in New York City as a tribute to American workers. The march was organized by New York’s Central Labor Union, and became the country’s first unofficial Labor Day parade. The workers included cigarmakers, dressmakers, printers, shoemakers, bricklayers and other tradespeople. Labor Day 2019 is the 125th anniversary of Labor Day being celebrated as a federal holiday. Today, this holiday honors American workers who have contributed to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.
Our Flight Attendants should be proud of their achievements over the years. But there is much more work to be done. We are currently in Section 6 Contract Negotiations with the Company. Your APFA Negotiating Committee continues to fight and represent your best interest every day.
On this Labor Day, we reflect back on those before us who stood up for what was right and fair for working-class citizens. Our APFA members have now taken the torch from our founding Union members. Today, APFA honors our 27,000+ strong Flight Attendants who are the modern-day workers of our country. It is important to always remember, you are the voice of our Union.
APFA Headquarters Closed Today
The APFA Headquarters is closed today in observance of Labor Day for our UAW Office Staff. The APFA office will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, September 3rd at 9:00am (CDT).