As a retired teacher and World War II veteran, 91 years of age, I would like to remind my fellow Tribune readers to celebrate Labor Day with a vote of appreciation for our labor unions.
My union fought for retirement security for many years. Without our unions, we would no have child-labor laws, the eight-hour workday or sick leave.
The American middle class is endangered today. Our unions have fought to keep workers’ rights from being slashed. The fight is one of enlightenment, and it is continual. Public servants deserve a fair break and a retirement free of fear. The middle class depends on the continuation of this fight to support our unions.