Manager’s Message — September 2021
Hot Days of Summer
Dear Co-op Community Members:
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 Lane Electric employees. Crews are recovering from the Holiday Farm Fire from one year ago. I want to thank the Lane Electric workforce for its hard work and contribution to the success of your electric cooperative.
Lane Electric 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!