Published 01 Jul, 2016
July 4, 2016
In a year more noted for its sharp political divides, it is important that we come together as a union to celebrate what ties us together at TWU and what binds us as a nation.
This weekend while we celebrate our country’s birth, TWU International President Harry Lombardo has a special message for our members, many of whom are on the job this holiday. “As we celebrate our independence, let us please remember that independence and rights as citizens under our Constitution require us to be civically responsible. We have to exercise our rights in order to preserve them and that fight goes on every single day,” says Lombardo in a video message.
Our founders ended their revolutionary missive to the world—the Declaration of Independence—by proclaiming, “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
So, too, as union brothers and sisters, we pledge to one another to work for the common good, to have one another’s backs, and to confront any company that tries to take away our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We are a united union. We are the United States of America.