From the U.S. Department of Labor:
This is a Labor Day like no other. The pandemic has changed how our country thinks about work – and working people. It has showed us how much we depend on essential workers, including many vulnerable and low-paid workers. And it proved that we can transform our working conditions. So as we celebrate adding more than 4.5 million new jobs to the economy since January, I invite workers and employers all across our country to imagine a better, more just and more sustainable partnership.
To establish this new reality, the Department of Labor will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with workers morning, noon and night. From investing in a care economy that allows workers to thrive in their jobs while caring for their families, to building a more inclusive workforce and ensuring that the loss of a job doesn’t mean the loss of financial well-being, we stand with America’s workers — and the unions that support them.
The Biden-Harris administration’s ambitious agenda will address the persistent injustices and inequities that organized labor has been fighting for more than a century, and my colleagues and I are proud to help carry out this critical effort.
So let’s work together to make a New Labor Day, our fortunes bound with one another in shared prosperity, security and democracy.
U.S. Secretary of Labor
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