Juneteenth has been signed into law as a federal holiday. Celebrated on June 19, it marks the day that slavery ended in Galveston, Texas in 1865—a full two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation making slavery illegal.
Juneteenth is a reminder that it is one thing to be legally free and quite another to be actually free. The struggle for racial justice and economic justice continues, and there is a long way to go.
Our contract victory and the changes we have made in our Local Union show that we can win positive change when we organize, mobilize, and stick together.
The fight for a better future continues. Local 96 will be there. Teamster Strong.
*As a federal holiday, you can schedule this flex day with a supervisor anytime through the end of the year.