Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in recognition of Labor Day:
September 5, 2016
“Each Labor Day, we celebrate the contributions of the men and women of the American labor movement. This annual tribute to the achievements of America's workers recognizes the impact of labor unions on the creation and sustainability of a strong middle class. As the son of a ramp serviceman at SeaTac Airport, I have seen firsthand the importance of investing in the American worker to ensure that all members of our society are given the opportunity to work toward achieving the American Dream.
“The social and economic contributions of the labor movement have been critical in raising the minimum wage, supporting education and workforce training programs, and providing living wage jobs for our working families. The American labor movement has long been fighting to expand broad-based prosperity for our nation, and will continue to play a role in building a strong future for generations to come.”