Cummings Recognizes Labor Day
Washington, D.C. (September 4, 2017) — Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement in recognition of Labor Day:
“Labor Day gives Americans an opportunity to express gratitude for the workers who wake up every day to provide vital services to our communities. Today is also a day for us to honor the rich history and contributions of the U.S. labor movement, which secured many rights for American workers, including overtime pay and the 40-hour work week.
“Despite our recognition of their efforts, we often fail to adequately support our workers and Republicans have led a years-long assault on labor unions. Today, labor unions are the weakest they have ever been; too many Americans workers do not earn a living wage; too many American women still do not receive equal pay for equal work; and too many working families cannot afford child care.
“This Labor Day, in addition to enjoying time with our family and loved ones, let us recommit ourselves to fighting to give working families a better deal. Let us fight against policies that weaken unions and employee rights; let us fight for a living wage for all workers; let us fight to give women equal pay for equal work; and let us fight to ensure that families no longer have to choose between remaining in the workforce and paying for child care. Working families in this country deserve nothing less.”