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Message from Business Manager Chris Erikson

I hope you are enjoying the holiday today, a day off, a break from the work you do day in and day out. It’s a good day to reflect on how lucky we are to be members of Local 3.

Despite some shortcomings, together we are in a pretty good spot and I want to thank you, the membership, for making this union and the benefits it provides for our families as strong and successful as it is today. 

These are certainly challenging times for organized labor. We have weathered a particularly difficult period but continue to stand strong. Harry would be proud.

I am urging you to join me this Thursday, September 6th, at the Peoples Climate Movement NY March in Battery Park. We need to raise our voices to demand that our government addresses the devastating effects of climate change and recognize the importance of good union jobs that will be created for our members as we transition to clean renewable energy and modernize our city utilizing new efficient green technologies.

Also, please fulfill your obligation to proudly march with your brothers and sisters and our families as we demonstrate the strength of our great union at the Labor Day Parade. See you there and again, Happy Labor Day.