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Labor Day Statement by Congresswoman McCollum

August 29, 2014
Press Release

Washington, DC – On Monday we celebrate Labor Day.  It is a day to reflect and honor the hard-working men and women in all walks of life, across our country, who keep our nation strong, our economy growing, and are building a better future for the next generation of Americans.

This Labor Day is also a time to redouble our efforts to extend greater justice in the workplace – ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work, a fair minimum wage, and paid sick leave for all workers.

Tens of millions of Americans go to work every day to keep our country strong.  Let’s celebrate and honor their efforts, but let’s always strive to make sure every American worker is well trained, in a safe workplace, and treated with fairness, dignity, and respect.


Congresswoman Betty McCollum serves on the House Appropriations Committee.  She is Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus.