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PA is making progress for workers, but there’s still a long way to go

From (Opinion)

Labor Day has marked the victories of unions and America’s working people for the last 136 years. It’s a day of remembrance for the fight for workers’ rights, the very concept of the 8-hour work day, the weekend, the elimination of child labor in favor of universal education, and the injustice of unsafe, lethal working conditions. It is time for us to return to the same principles of economic justice and working class solidarity that delivered those victories.

Our history shows that when workers come together in a union and exercise their collective voice on the job, we transform the economy and the daily lives of all our brothers and sisters who work.

America’s working people and their unions have faced many challenges over the last few years, but with adversity comes opportunity. Today, corporations and monied special interests try to pit us against each other as they rig the economy to work for the wealthy few at the expense of the working class. In the last year, we have seen incredible grassroots action in response to threats to our freedoms and our rights. Hundreds of thousands of newly organized union members are reclaiming their power in the workplace, and three quarters of them are younger than 35. 

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