Our veterans are our sisters, brothers, aunts and uncles, mothers and fathers and cousins. They are our coworkers and our neighbors. They are all races, ethnicity's and come from all backgrounds. They are what makes this country so great.
As union-members, we have a responsibility to stand up for our co-workers, fight for our families and our communities. Many of our veterans are facing serious problems and I want to make it clear that our union family is committed to standing up for our veterans and their families.
Acknowledging what these amazing men and women have done for our country is not enough. We must do more. In our upcoming contract negotiations our Union team will make a point to bargain for more benefits for the brave men and women who have proudly served our country.
The best way to honor our veterans on this day is to provide them with an opportunity to earn a better life. That is the least our employers can do.