DNC Chair Statement on Labor Day
September 7, 2015
Washington, D.C. – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement today in celebration of Labor Day:
“This Labor Day, like every day, the Democratic Party reaffirms our commitment to America’s working men and women. Every hardworking American deserves a fair shot and a chance to get ahead. Every hardworking American is entitled to earn a living wage on which they can support their family, to afford a quality education and reliable child care for their children, and to save for a secure retirement. Access to quality, affordable health care is a right, not a privilege granted by one’s employer. And no American should face discrimination in the workplace based on who they are or whom they love. These are the cornerstones of a middle class life which all Americans deserve the opportunity to achieve.
“For more than a century, organized labor has been essential in helping secure these rights and others for working Americans. Democrats continue to stand with American workers in fighting to protect the right to collectively bargain, for an increase in the minimum wage, to guarantee equal pay for women in the workplace, to implement trade policies that protect the rights of workers at home and abroad, and to pursue comprehensive immigration reform that protects workers from being taken advantage of by a broken immigration system.
“The Democratic Party embraces American workers and organized labor as a partner in shared prosperity, while Republicans view them as an adversary to be defeated. We will continue fighting for America’s middle class families, and those still climbing the ladders of success to get there.”