When you get together with friends and family over the Labor Day holiday, take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of this special day.

Labor Day is more than a long weekend. It’s a day to remember the sacrifices of our brothers and sisters before us. It’s also a day to celebrate the millions of working class people who show up everyday to work hard for their pay.

From the start, the IBEW has led the battle for rights and dignities of workers in the United States and Canada. Not just for our wages, but also for our benefits and retirement. This gives us a stronger middle class and helps create the kind of lives we all deserve to live. On this holiday, let’s salute those who came before us, and remember, it’s up to everyone in the IBEW to keep that spirit alive.

Happy Labor Day everyone! Raise a glass to yourselves, to your fellow IBEW sisters and brothers, and to the best union. Stay safe and remember, every hour counts.

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Lonnie Stephenson

IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson has been working with the IBEW Hour Power team since he was elected International President in 2015. President Stephenson creates short videos entitled “President’s Message” to bring important announcements and inspirational messages right to your computer screen.

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