On this Labor Day, I am overcome with gratitude for the tireless work and overwhelming sacrifice made by our sisters and brothers in Labor. They ensure we have the basic rights and privileges that so many of us take for granted every day. From the 40 hour work week to safe working conditions, the Labor movement has done so much for the betterment of society, and it continues to fight for the rights and liberties of laborers throughout the world. Whether it be Disney employees earning deserved benefits or teachers and classified workers fighting for decent wages, the Labor movement lives on, it thrives, and its necessity is apparent now more than ever.
Whether you are out marching, at a parade, barbecuing with your family and loved ones, or simply enjoying a relaxing day off, we must remember that the Labor movement brought us not only this long weekend, but everything that gives us a voice in the workplace and a reprieve from work that would border on slave labor.
I stand with our sisters and brothers in Labor as they continue to advocate for fair wages and good working conditions. In an age where anti-Labor voices seem to be multiplying every day, Democrats are proud to stand with everyone from teachers in Oklahoma to workers at Disneyland, knowing full well that Organized Labor is just as important now as it was during the first Labor Day celebration in New York in 1882.
We will continue to stand with Labor through thick and thin. With your continued support, and your impassioned activism, we will fight alongside our sisters and brothers to ensure that no worker will ever be taken advantage of and that all workers will receive their righteously earned wages and benefits through their collective voice.