Labor Day

According to the Department of Labor, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”

All American workers have benefited from the organized labor movement in this country. Paid time off, safe working conditions, and minimum wage laws are all the result of organized labor. Contrary to what some would have you believe this did not make American businesses uncompetitive. In fact it created the largest economy in the world.

So celebrate the American worker.Labor-Day

 

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