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December 14, 2019

On This Day in 1924
Samuel Gompers died at the age of 74. Gompers served as president of the American Federation of Labor from 1886 to 1894 and from 1895 to his death. What does labor want? Gompers said, We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more constant work and less crime; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures, to make manhood more noble, womanhood more beautiful and childhood more happy and bright.”
- Voices of Labor

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DHL Teamster sworn in as US citizen
Updated On: Jun 10, 2019

June 10, 2019

Continued from Main Page | Speaking of good things happening: Bhalala and his wife, Pinal Mistry, also a naturalized citizen, met while they were both students at Prince George’s Community College. In 2014, Bhalala said, she became a part of his life.

Secure with a good Teamster job and a happy home life,  Bhalala decided it was time to take the next step: In 2018, he filed his naturalization papers. In a journey that often takes years, Bhalala’s educational and employment path had provided him with the legal requirements to complete the final step to U.S. citizenship.

Bhalala was jubilant when he received his Certificate of Naturalization. Waving his U.S. flag and hugging his wife, he said he was happy but, “Now I’m going back to work where people respect me and respect me as a union member, and I’m very proud of that.”

We’re very proud of you, Brother!


 
 
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