Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
More than a hundred years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers. It was first celebrated on Tuesday September 5th 1882 in New York City in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday and the central labor council urged similar organizations to celebrate the “workingman’s holiday” on that date.
Please remember while you are celebrating this important holiday with your family and friends the fellow workers that are both keeping the lights on and stoking the flame to produce that power. The same workers that are making sure your water is safe to drink and the waste water flows, the workers that make sure the cook stove has the natural gas to sear that steak or the postal machine works to carry your packages down the line. The workers that make sure the customers phone calls are being taken and the consumer has lights. All the Local 304 members that hold these positions deserve a huge thank you for all they do and thanks to them we are able to negotiate the conditions we all enjoy.

United Way Labor Kickoff

August 22, 2014

The United Way will hold it’s annual Labor Kickoff here at IBEW, Local Union 304’s hall on August 28, 2014. Complimentary drinks will be served at 5:30 pm; Brats, hot dogs, chips and desserts will start at 6:15 pm. Program will begin at 7:00 pm. Come join the crowd.

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International Dues Increase

August 13, 2014

Just a reminder for all “A” members that your International portion of your monthly union dues will increase $1.00 per month beginning January 1, 2015. This increase was agreed upon at the International Convention. When remitting dues payment that will cover your dues for 2015 please remember to increase them $1.00 per month.

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