Our retirees paved the way for the benefits that working people now enjoy. They also understand the need to continue the fight to keep organized labor strong as a voice for all working and retired people. They show our solidarity and pride by participating in such things as Labor Day parades, rallies and picket lines. They make our voices heard through calling and writing our legislators, phone banking and distributing leaflets at community functions such as state fairs, craft fairs and community functions. They communicate with our members and the community about the importance of buying union-made, American-made products and supporting issues that positively affect working people and the labor movement.