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Gwen Moore Commemorates Labor Day

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Location: Milwaukee, WI

Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) released the following statement in recognition of Labor Day which is observed today.

"President Obama has said "Since our Nation's founding, working Americans have carried us through times of challenge and uncertainty and propelled America through eras of peace and prosperity and they have long formed the backbone of our Nation's economy.' In that same spirit we celebrate 133 years of a movement that is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of all American workers- Labor Day.

"This holiday was first coined as "workingmen's holiday.' More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, we continue to acknowledge the contributions of workers who embody the strength, prosperity, well-being, and fighting spirit our country was founded upon.

"Over the past year, the hard working people of Wisconsin demonstrated their fighting spirit by rallying against those who threatened to cut state employees' benefits and strip unions of their collective bargaining rights. This clear attack on workers' rights sparked a labor movement that swept across the nation; restoring the long-preserved American tradition of democracy in the workplace. The fight for worker's rights still continues.

"Wisconsin's workforce is among the best in the nation and I am proud to stand up for the workers of my home state and across this country and support initiatives that increase employment and ensure our country is on a path towards a strong economic recovery."

"Today and always let us continue to honor and support our American workforce."


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