A message from Local 1932 Secretary-Treasurer Randy Korgan on Labor Day 2019:
I hope you and your family are enjoying a happy Labor Day. On this day, we have much to celebrate.
Working people across the Inland Empire are seeing the hard-fought results of Teamster power. Together, Teamsters of Local 1932 members are doing wonderful things. Through unity and action, we’ve won a strong tentative agreement with the County of San Bernardino that is a game-changer for thousands of working families. Member power has produced recent victories for Teamsters at the City of Pomona, the City of Rancho Cucamonga, and soon the newly-organized billboard installers of Coachella Valley Lamar Advertising seeking their first Teamster contract.
We’re organizing outside of work, too. With the campaign for a Community Benefits Agreement at San Bernardino International Airport, dedicated members are helping Local 1932 take on the low-road approach to economic development that has occurred since Norton Air Force Base closed in 1994. Through Teamster Advantage and its network of thousands of users and over 600 local business partners, we’re stressing how crucial shopping locally is important to keep a healthy tax base thriving in our region.
Local 1932 and its tens of thousands of members are apart of something great. Across the country, the labor movement is reaching new heights in bringing working people together to make our communities strong. Working people everywhere are realizing this more than ever. A recent Gallup poll found that 64% of Americans approve of labor unions — one of the highest union approval rating Gallup has recorded over the past 50 years. Please encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to organize their place of employment with your union, growing our collective bargaining power.
Let’s celebrate this growing awareness of the power of working people. On this Labor Day, let’s celebrate our unity. Wherever you are today, please enjoy the day with loved ones and all of this in mind.
Teamsters Local 1932