Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Today, Juneteenth is recognized as a federal holiday in the United States, commemorating the end of slavery and celebrating African American freedom, culture, and achievements.
Postal workers are proud to be one of the first unions to have negotiated this as a holiday for our members. We are proud to set the standard high and honor this day as a paid holiday for postal workers. Celebrating the freedom of Black Americans is a path forward to making sure all Americans - Black, white, and brown - are entitled to the liberty and justice we our founding fathers envisioned.