Submitted by Admin on Mon, 09/07/2015 - 10:15

US celebrates many wonderful holidays, but on Labor Day Weekend we get together with family and friends to pay tribute to the hardworking men and women workers for whom this day was founded.

The Central Labor Union of New York held the nation’s first Labor Day Parade on September 5, 1882, when 10,000 workers marched from City Hall to Union Square in NYC. They stood together in solidarity, taking time off from work to honor and celebrate the dignity of Labor.

Protecting the rights and safety of workers is a priority that some politicians have lost sight of. In fact, as our elected officials return to work, let US take a closer look to see how much they actually get accomplished.

Will they raise the minimum wage? Will new policies be enacted to protect American workers and the jobs, which are being outsourced? Will they ensure that all workers in industries across this great nation have the full protection of the law when it comes to wages, hours and safety.

Please, contact your elected officials and ask them " What have you done for me today and how will you earn my vote, when you run for re-election. Just the facts, not the usual BS and bureaucracy."

18 essential factoids to sum up the state of the American worker, for Labor Day via @MONEY