|On my busiest work days, when there’s hardly time to eat lunch, I usually run downstairs to the AFL-CIO cafeteria. The wonderful staff working there knows how to make a mean tuna salad sandwichon wheat…quick and always delicious.I’m not sure Vanna in the cafeteria knows how important she is on those tuna sandwich days. But today, we’re launching an initiative that will make it possible for me to go that extra mile to let Vanna know how much she’s appreciated.
Every day is an opportunity to recognize the hard work of others. I’m lucky enough to come into contact with tales of incredible workers every day. People like Jack Johnson, who makes great music and matches fan donations to certain charities though the Ohana Charitable Foundation. Or Jane McGonigal, an innovative game designer and writer who is making a difference by creating new avenues for work and play.
On behalf of everyone at the AFL-CIO, and the millions of workers we’re proud to represent: thanks for the work you do. It means the world to us.
I bet you can think of plenty of workers in your life who deserve thanks—the teachers who inspire your children, the firefighters who keep us safe, the nurses who heal our wounds, or the electricians who keep the lights on. It might be workers you sometimes forget about—the waitresses who served your dinner, the accountants who worried about your taxes so you didn’t have to or the mail carriers who got your package there in time for your mom’s birthday.
We want everyone to know their work matters. Say thanks to the workers in your life today: