DNC Statement on Labor Day
September 3, 2018
DNC Chair and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez and DNC Vice Chair Maria Elena Durazo released the following statement on Labor Day:
“The American labor movement transformed our nation and made our economy the envy of the world. From the 40-hour workweek and overtime pay to workplace safety and the fight for equal pay, workers have organized for the better wages, benefits, and conditions they deserve.
“But today, that progress is under assault. Instead of celebrating workers and and building an economy that works for everyone, the Trump administration and Republicans continue to attack unions while rewarding their wealthy allies at the top. Donald Trump has signed executive orders to weaken federal unions, proposed reorganizing the federal government in a way that would dismantle the Department of Labor, and appointed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court to strip rights away from workers and organized labor through the Janus decision. And this week, Republicans will begin hearings to put another anti-labor justice, Brett Kavanaugh, on our highest court.
“As Trump and Republicans in Congress escalate their attacks on American workers, Democrats are celebrating Labor Day by continuing to fight for the middle class and an economy that works for everyone.”