Friday Update 5-27-22
Updated On: Jun 20, 2022


Sisters and Brothers,

As we enter the Memorial Day weekend, a holiday that Unions negotiated and secured for workers across the country, we remember and honor those who gave all for us and our American way of life.

Memorial Day was originally established to honor those who died in our deadliest war, the Civil War.  Formerly called Decoration Day, the first Memorial Day observance was in 1868 at Arlington National Cemetery.  The Holiday was celebrated as an individual state holiday for those who chose to recognize it, and in 1968 Congress passed a law declaring Memorial Day a nationwide Holiday on the last Monday in May.

As we lower our flags to half-mast to start the day and raise them to full-staff at noon till dusk, remember all of the Americans who died and their families for their sacrifice so that we could live and work in a free America.  If you are off duty and at home or someplace special with your loved ones, we remind you to plan ahead and GET A ROOM, GET A RIDE OR USE RIDESHARE IF YOU PLAN TO HAVE A FEW DRINKS.  Remember your job depends on your good decisions and planning to be a leader both on and off duty. If you are working take care of each other this long weekend, with sports and workouts, two meals including firing up the barbecue, and support each other in service to others.  Enjoy this long weekend and “never forget” the sacrifice of the men and women who came before us. 

“We shall never forget" means something in our profession.  We have had a painful year dealing with Covid issues, and more than our share of LODDs.  Take time this weekend also to remember Jon Flagler, Steve McCann, Tory Carlon, and our brother Arnie Sandoval as we prepare ourselves for the one-year anniversary of the Sierra Incident. Following the weekend, we will be having a service on June 1st for all members. Watch for more details to come.  
Additionally, our members have organized a special day to get together and support our family and friends' while we eat and drink and play some cornhole. Special thanks to Zac Cates and friends for pulling together this event on June 4. Click the graphic above to register.   

As we head into Memorial Day, slow down, take time and make time to be with each other, talk story, support each other and remember. Remember those who have sacrificed serving our Country and our communities.

In Solidarity, 

President Dave Gillotte and the Local 1014 Executive Board 

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