Manager’s Message – September 2021
Thank Your Laborers
Labor Day is Monday, September 6. While we typically relax with family and friends and have parties and backyard barbecues, the holiday’s history was not so relaxing.
The labor movement created recognition of our nation’s workforce in the 19th century. When signed into law by President Grover Cleveland, Labor Day became a federal holiday June 28, 1894. The holiday pays tribute to the achievements of all American workers and their contributions to the success of our great nation.
This year has been incredibly busy for Northern Lights employees. In the midst of so many people moving to our beautiful area, requests for construction of new services have doubled. I want to thank the Northern Lights workforce for its hard work and contribution to the success of your rural electric cooperative.
Northern Lights employees—and many of you—will be taking Labor Day off to celebrate this important holiday.
For any business owners out there, giving your workers a day off is a nice way to say thank you and acknowledge the hard work they put in every day. Of course, the entire American workforce cannot take the day off.
Whether you and your crews are still working, if your power goes out and our linemen must restore it, or if you need to just run to the grocery store for another bag of buns, let’s make sure to thank and honor workers’ dedication.
This Labor Day, let’s go the extra mile to make sure American workers know how vital they are to the community and the country as a whole.
Remember, Labor Day isn’t just another day off: It’s a deeply rooted historical holiday honoring American workers and everything they have done to make our lives what they are today.
Thank you to all the American workers out there working hard to build our structures, fix our problems and make our lives livable. Happy Labor Day!