Labor Day is a day that belongs to you, the working men and women of America. It’s a day when we recommit ourselves to the idea that everyone who works hard in this country has a chance to get ahead.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono issued the following statement to commemorate Labor Day:
“Labor Day is a time to celebrate the men and women who exemplify the ideals of our great country and reflect on how the labor movement has moved our state and our nation forward. Because of unions, we have fairer pay and safer working conditions. The labor movement continues to be the foundation of our middle class, offering prosperity and opportunity to millions of union of members to achieve the American Dream.
“During the last four years, Governor Christie has attacked unions in our state, demonizing their members and citing them as the problem. He has vetoed raising the minimum wage, pay equity for women and seeks to drive a wedge between workers while fighting for policies that favor corporations and protect millionaires.”
“While today is a time to reflect on how far we have come, tomorrow we continue our fight on behalf of workers across New Jersey. As the daughter of a union butcher, I promise to be on the frontlines, building on the progress made by previous generations and protect the rights of workers everywhere.”
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