A message from MTD President Hart

America sets aside July 4th for a national celebration of the experiment started 243 years ago this day by the patriots at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

It was an act of courage for our Founding Fathers to declare their independence from Great Britain, but it was an act of vision and foresight as well.

They created a durable democracy, boasting the possibility of broader liberties and greater opportunities for each succeeding generation, encouraging people all across the world to demand from their governments the same freedoms and possibilities that Americans enjoy.

As Americans and union members, we cannot fail in our responsibility to never forget, promote and strive to achieve the mission of truth and justice demanded of us by our founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence …. “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by the Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”

On behalf of the officers, affiliates and staff of the Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO, we wish you and your families the very best for a healthy, happy and safe Independence Day holiday. May God bless you, the Labor Movement and all workers. God bless America!