Saturday, September 4, 2010

Updated Video: Labor Day Rally for Union Carpenters

Updated September 15.

On Monday we will celebrate Labor Day, a holiday to commemorate and give thanks for the contributions of the American worker to our nation's strength and prosperity.

This year's holiday is a particularly opportune time to reflect upon that message.

America's unemployment rate stands at a stubborn 9.5%. If you include those who are underemployed (working part-time but seeking full-time work) that number is closer to 18.4%.

Last week, the Labor Department revised second quarter economic growth down from 2.4% to 1.6%.

Sales of existing homes are at the lowest level since 1995.

The small business confidence survey is at the lowest level since the survey began in 2003.

Overall, it has been 31 months since the recession started and the economy is still losing jobs.

This Labor Day, ask yourself: If America's strength is indeed a product of the strength of the American worker, what does it tell us about America's prospects when so many Americans are not working?

In other words, can America work if Americans aren't working?

In support of the American worker and Union Carpenters, Brother Dan Franco has organized a Labor Day Rally.

If you would like to attend and show your support for this event meet up at Cooper Square (behind 51 Astor Place) on Monday, September 6th 2010 at 9:30 am.

Bring a chair, food, drinks (no alcohol), whistles, signs, flags, etc.

Transportation is nearby (4 & 6 to Astor Pl / N & R to 8th Street) & $16 parking on Broadway off of 8th St.

For more information, email Daniel J. Franco.


  1. Thank you John. We appreciate the post at your blog.

  2. Good man Brother John! The Comm / The SU will stand with the Ralliers This Labor Day! Let us all stand as one!

  3. I am truly amazed and proud to see the average member working together to coordinate this Rank & File Labor Day Rally. With the odds, and time against you, somehow you pulled it off. Thank you to all who participated in this effort; everyone from Franco, to Bill Walsh, to The SU crew, to Moose, to Sniveler, to Termite, to Jaw'in, and to the many others I saw posting positively regarding this Rally. Some of you I've never heard of before, yet you have given people like me reason to believe again.

  4. Did the SU really stand with the ralliers. Were they merged w/as one.
    Stand up you could be the next ticket in town. But if you continue the way of silence about who you are and what SU can do to shape the future..............

    ............. Put a name to the nameless and become what is sorely lacking,transpatrency and an alternative direction.

  5. Great job! Very inspirational, and definitely worth watching, even with the slow parts. Every movement has to start somewhere, so glory be to those with enough courage to get involved when the numbers are still small. We're all looking forward to more of theses events, because there is a power in a band of working folks!

    Utah Phillips - There is Power In The Union
    Billy Bragg -There Is Power In A Union
    Street Dogs ~ There is Power in a Union

  6. Just about the best damn thing to be seen. Explosive, - Meaningful Full of warm fuzzy light.
    Not quite.
    Soon enough though NYCDCC !!!

    Seriously congrats on it. I respect them. I would vote for any one of them. Be proud.


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