Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sign a thank you card to the heroic workers fighting to rebuild our communities

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November 4, 2012

From the AFL-CIO:

I've been thinking alot about my friends and family members who live on the East Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy — the power is still out for some areas, houses are flooded, and families are stranded and unable to communicate.

But it’s moments like this that remind me why I take such pride in America’s workers. We help each other. And in times of crisis, we stand shoulder-to-shoulder so that we can rebuild stronger communities together.

Will you sign a thank you card to the heroic workers fighting to rebuild our communities up and down the East Coast?

We’ll deliver it on Thursday to let them know how many people have their backs.

In the past week, I've heard countless stories about workers who've done truly extraordinary things in the face of this emergency — I’m sure you have too. 

Firefighters and police officers are often the first out. They're saving lives and homes during the storm, even while many of their own homes are endangered.

Electrical workers and power-line workers at utility companies are laboring to turn the power back on, so Americans can get back to work (and to the polls on Tuesday).

Nurses are healing our wounds and keeping newborns safe. Service employees are filling the gaps in hotels and restaurants. And letter carriers worked through the storm to make sure our communication continued uninterrupted.

Workers are doing the impossibly hard work of rebuilding after this disaster — and they're not close to finished. Please take a moment to say thanks and let them know we're standing with them.

Click here to add your name to our thank you card to the workers rebuilding communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy. 

We'll deliver these thank you cards — with your personal note– to local unions up and down the East Coast on Tuesday.

In Solidarity,

Richard Trumka
President, AFL-CIO