Cummings Recognizes Labor Day

August 29, 2019
Press Release

Baltimore, MD (September 2, 2019) — Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) issued the following statement in recognition of Labor Day:


“The hard-working men and women that make up our nation’s workforce are our greatest resource.  Today, we celebrate them, and the contributions and sacrifices made by the labor movement.


“Many Americans have today off to spend time with family and friends, but there are countless workers on the job across the country, fighting to make a living wage.  Unfortunately, too many Americans have been left behind in the modern economy.  Every month working families scrimp and save, only to struggle to afford childcare; women work hard to only--on average--earn 80 cents for every dollar a man makes; and across the country, labor unions are being attacked and are losing their right to organize.


“These hard-working men and women are not forgotten.  Earlier this year, I joined House Democrats in helping to pass both H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act of 2019. Both measures would make real improvements to the day-to-day experience of countless workers across the nation, but the Senate has not even considered either of them yet.  We must honor workers, and the sacrifices made by the labor movement before them, by continuing to fight for workers and their rights.”