For the hard working men and women of America today is the start of a three day weekend celebrating and honoring the labor movement in this country. Monday, September 7 is Labor Day.
The two photos are of my father Andrew De La O, who began his work life as an upholsterer and worked for Baumen Bros, Sherman & Bertram and Landmark Fine Furniture and other furniture makers throughout his work life. He was a dedicated union man, starting as a union steward, a member of the bargaining unit and ultimately the president of the U.I.U.- the Upholsterer's International Union , Local 15-A. He still remains the most dedicate union man I ever knew, as well as the hardest working.
Happy Labor Day! Enjoy the fruits of your labor!