On November 11 we celebrate Veteran’s Day, a day to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to sacrifice for the common good.

As President of the Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO, I am committed to ensuring that the Department, with the support of our affiliated unions, work to provide increased opportunities in the trades for the brave men and women who have served in our nation’s armed services. As well, I am committed to fighting for the rights and benefits we owe our service men and women.

Labor has long supported veterans, many of our Metal Trades Council members are veterans. Often, the work we do supports the military’s mission, and that makes us proud. As we celebrate Veteran’s Day today, we pray that our current service men and women return home safely, and we pray for the souls who did not.

May God bless our veterans and all Americans.

In Solidarity,

Jimmy Hart,
Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO