News & Notes for 9-1-2021: What we honor on Labor Day

September 1, 2021

What We Honor on Labor Day

Labor Day is more than just a chance to celebrate the end of summer with family and friends. Without the labor movement, there would be no weekends, no 8-hour days, few benefits, and no chance for a livable wage. Labor Day celebrates the history of organizing for justice and pushing to move the country forward.

As we observe this Labor Day, we should also recognize what Democrats are doing right now to support working Americans. Under Democratic leadership, the U.S. economy has created more than 4 million jobs and is growing at the fastest rate in nearly 40 years. And with the Build Back Better agenda, millions of American workers will be trained for high-quality jobs in growing sectors.

Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, middle-class families and workers with children are receiving a major tax cut. In addition, President Biden led an effort to negotiate broad support for a bipartisan infrastructure bill that will create millions of jobs, bringing a needed boost to communities across the country.

In other good news for working people, Biden appointees Gwynne Wilcox and David Prouty were confirmed by the Senate last month for seats on the National Labor Relations Board, paving the way for a Democratic majority that is likely to reverse a series of Trump-era, anti-labor decisions.

Democrats are building an economy that works from the middle out and are consistently standing up and fighting to empower workers to achieve good jobs, fair wages, and safe working conditions. That’s worth celebrating this Labor Day!


Upcoming Events

Thursday, 9/2: Rep. Sam Yingling Summer Soiree Election Kickoff with Speaker Chris Welch. 5:30-7:30pm, Independence Grove Forest Preserve, Audubon Hall, 16400 Buckley Road, Libertyville.

Thursday, 9/2: Libertyville Township Dems Monthly Meeting. 7-8:30pm, Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St., Libertyville.

Monday, 9/13: Carroll Cup Golf Fundraiser. Golf outing supporting the re-election of State Representative Jonathan Carroll. Breakfast at 8:30am, shotgun start, 9am. Heritage Oaks Golf Course, 3535 Dundee Road, Northbrook.

Tuesday, 9/14: Brad Schneider Hosts Military Service Academy Night. Virtual information session for students and parents interested in the application process for military service academies. 6-7:30pm.

Saturday, 9/18: Avon Township and Lake County Health Department Sponsor Touch-a-Truck10am to 2pm. Avon Township Center, 433 E. Washington St., Round Lake Park.

Sunday, 9/19: Comfort Songs Fundraiser for Carissa Casbon. 2-4pm. Independence Grove-North Pavilion, 16400 Buckley Road, Libertyville. Music by Carissa and opera superstar Stacey Tappan.

Monday, 9/20: Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart’s National Hispanic Month Town Hall. 7-8:30pm. Waukegan High School Brookside, 2325 Brookside Ave., Waukegan.

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