Dingell Statement in Celebration of Labor Day
U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement in celebration of Labor Day.
“On Labor Day, we celebrate the contributions working men and women have made to the American economy and to the strength and well-being of our country.
“In Michigan, home of the modern labor movement, we know the hard-fought victories labor won for all of us – better wages, safer working conditions, a 40-hour work week, health care and retirement benefits, safe nurse to patient ratios and classrooms that aren’t overcrowded. The battles fought and won by labor improved the well-being and standard of living not just for their members, but for all who labor. We must never take these gains for granted.
“At a time when unions are undermined and under attack, we must stand in solidarity with working men and women across this country. We need to fight for policies that keep good-paying jobs in this country, grow manufacturing and level the playing field on trade; we need policies that raise wages, address income inequality and ensure that the pensions working men and women have paid into their entire working lives are protected. We will never stop working toward these goals.
“On Labor Day, I will march side by side with my brothers and sisters in downtown Detroit, as I have for decades. I will renew my promise to fight for working men and women every single day and thank labor for what they continue to do for all of us – for all boats rise with a strong labor movement.”