Manager’s Message – September 2022

Thank Your Laborers

Annie Terracciano headshotLabor Day is Monday, September 5. While we typically relax with family and friends and have parties and backyard barbecues, the holiday’s history was not so relaxing.

The recognition of our nation’s workforce was created by the labor movement in the 19th century. Labor Day became a federal holiday when signed into law by President Grover Cleveland on June 28, 1894. The purpose of the holiday is to pay tribute to the achievements of American workers and their contribution to the success of our great nation.

This year has been incredibly busy for the Northern Lights employees. With 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 this day off work to celebrate this important holiday.

For business owners, giving your workers a day off is a nice way to show your appreciation and acknowledge the hard work they put in every day. Of course, the entire American workforce can’t take the day off. So, whether you and your crews are still working, or if your power goes out and our lineworkers must restore it, or even if you just need to run to the grocery store for another bag of buns, let’s make sure to say thank you and honor worker dedication. This Labor Day, let’s go the extra mile to ensure 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 is a deeply rooted historical holiday honoring the American worker 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!

Annie Terracciano
General Manager