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Coastal Bend Labor Council hosts 2019 Labor Day Breakfast

Coastal Bend Labor Council hosts 2019 Labor Day Breakfast
Posted at 9:16 PM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 22:51:46-04

The Coastal Bend Labor Council honored local labor groups during its annual Labor Day Breakfast this morning.

It held its annual event at its facilities on the 1200 block South Staples Street. It was filled with union leaders, elected officials and other politicians.

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Dozens of people filled the Communication Workers of America Hall for this morning's breakfast.

This morning, they celebrated the 125th anniversary of the national holiday and kicked off their election cycle.

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AFL-CIO Communications Director Ed Sills spoke to those who attended this morning's breakfast.

Organizers said they plan to educate union members about the importance of voting and the changes expected on the 2020 ballot. Retired Texas AFL-CIO President Becky Moeller said this will be an educational year, not a political year.

"People are paying attention to what's happening in the country. They are paying attention to what's going wrong in this country and what's going right in this country and unfortunately, there's a lot going wrong and I think people are paying attention," Moeller said, "They're getting involved and beginning to advocate for themselves."

Moeller said everyone should pay attention to what's going on and register to vote.

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Retired AFL-CIO President says it's important to educate yourself before the next election.

"Educate yourself on the laws that have changed recently and feel free to join us. If you see something on Facebook for the labor council, we're a welcoming group," Moeller said.