Happy Labor Day!
At a personal level, Labor Day is about enjoying a well-earned day off to reflect on our work and the fulfilling rewards we gain from it.
But when we zoom out and look back on the past year and half of debilitating pandemic – we can more fully appreciate the vitally important workers who have kept our economy running.
Labor Day is a holiday to recognize the contributions of all American workers. And it’s critical that all working people have the ability to support themselves and their families with adequate pay and benefits.
On the front lines of safeguarding workers’ rights, of course, is organized labor, without whom there would be no weekends off, and no Labor Day. Because of Labor’s unending fight for fairness in the workplace, we enjoy crucial worker protections that regulate work hours, child labor laws, safe workplaces, and employee pay.
So let us please take a moment – as we celebrate the day Labor gave us – to appreciate the meaning behind this important holiday, and do what we can to support the engine that powers our nation – our dedicated workforce.In service,
P.S. It’s also Rosh Hashanah!
Today is also important because sundown marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, a celebration of the Jewish New Year, which ends when Yom Kippur starts at sundown on September 15 and finishes at sundown the following day. Happy Rosh Hashanah to all who celebrate!