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17 Union Member Photos of U@Work for Labor Day

Posted on September 2, 2013
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For union members, Labor Day is more than the barbecue, the seasonal change, and the parade. It’s a tribute to us, union members whose labor upholds the American standard of worker solidarity. The pride we feel on Labor Day builds upon a collection of stories, past and present, of union members whose continual fight has earned rights such as the 8-hour work day, equal pay laws, and child labor laws.

 

Check out these 17 photos submitted by union members, each one shining union pride at a different light. And if you haven’t submitted your union photo, please submit today at www.UnionPlus.org/Contest for a chance to be one of 15 prize winners!

Happy Labor Day from Union Plus! 

 

 
“I LOVE serving NYC!” – Tameka Thompson, CWA

 
 
“Fantastic first day of fifth grade!” – Michale Melton, AFT

 
 
“Here I am bright and early before any distractions come my way! Bring on the new fall semester! I'm ready!” – Lisa Tavares, AFSCME

 
 
“Working to capture the dialog of actors playing in the waves off Montego Bay, Jamaica while keeping the equipment dry.” – Bryan Cahill, IATSE

 
 
“Ready to roll with my train across the Montana mountains.” – Joseph Santucci, BLET

 
 
“Happy at work during my 12 hour day shift!” – Fran Forte, AFL-CIO

 
 
“Working outside in Macy Herold Square 34st suspended scaffold.” – William Mero, AFL-CIO

 
 
“Always good to have Einstein, a charter member of the Princeton Federation of Teachers, Local 552, looking over my shoulder at work!” – Christine Landon, AFT

 
 
“It is an amazing life!” – Angel Gomez, SEIU

 
 
“Shop Steward in Brooklyn New York for Budweiser.” – Steven Vaccaro, IBT

 
 
“Teaching is 10% management; 40% knowledge and 50% showing students you care....which means dressing up for character day during Homecoming Week!” – Missy Rudd, AFT

 
 
“The biggest house I've ever painted!!!” – Brian Talarico, IUPAT

 
 
“BROTHERHOOD.” – Paul Jacques, IAFF

 
 
“Mt. in West Virginia, 500kv construction.” – Robert Servick, IBEW

 
 
“Big mustache on site.” – John Ellis, IBEW

 
 
“Standing strong with family.” – Cathy Matthews, AFT

 
 
“Me and my ‘ax!’” – Claudia Shiuh Langone
 

 

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