On this Labor Day?
A American President that supports organized Labor in America….
President Biden expressed his support for labor unions and boasted about Democratic legislative victories during a Wisconsin labor event just two months ahead of the November midterms.
Speaking at Milwaukee’s Laborfest event, the president said Labor Day is “a special day to me as well, because the fact of the matter here is I wouldn’t be here without unions! Unions. Electricians, iron workers … teamsters, laborers, bricklayers, transit workers, plumbers and pipefitters, steel workers.”
He also said union support that helped propel him to the Senate years ago, saying that “union labor endorsed me and fought for me.”
Biden also continued his attacks against “MAGA Republicans,” referring to former President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan.
Borrowing language from his Thursday speech in Pennsylvania, Biden said that “Not every Republican is a MAGA Republican. Not every Republican embraces that extreme ideology. I know because I’ve been able to work with mainstream Republicans my whole career. But the extreme MAGA Republicans in Congress have chosen to go backwards, full of anger, violence, hate and division.”….
You probably associate Labor Day with sales, family barbecues and the unofficial end of summer.
For most Americans, the long weekend is a much-needed opportunity to reconnect with friends and family and provides a last hurrah before the start of fall.
But Monday’s holiday holds a much deeper meaning, rooted in the 19th century fight for fair working conditions. Labor Day was originally designed to honor workers as part of the American organized labor movement.
When Labor Day started
Labor Day was first celebrated unofficially by labor activists and individual states in the late 1800s, according to the US Department of Labor. New York was the first state to introduce a bill recognizing Labor Day, but Oregon was the first to actually codify it into law in 1887. Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York had followed suit by the end of 1887…..