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The following is a statement by Colmon Elridge, Chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party: 

Thanks to Kay Tillow for sending us this.

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Thanks to our friend Bill Barry, a Baltimore labor historian and activist, for sending us this. Click here to read "Labor Day demands supporting Nabisco's striking bakery workers" from MSNBC.

For nearly a month now, hundreds of Nabisco employees in five states have been on strike.

As workers, we have a lot to celebrate on Labor Day. Through unions and collective bargaining, we won workplace protections, higher wages, weekends and an eight-hour workday. And we’re still working to build a stronger, fairer America.

 

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was published on Sept. 3

Despite what it says, the GOP is the party of capital, not labor.

By JOHN NICHOLS

By JAIME HARRISON

Chair, Democratic National Committee

Growing up in Orangeburg, South Carolina, much of my childhood was spent just trying to get by. My grandmother picked cotton. My grandfather paved roads. They rose before the sun, two of the millions of American workers doing whatever they could to put food on the table and provide for their families.

Thanks to our friend Judy Tuggle of Mayfield for sending us this.

By TOM LOUDERBACK

One hundred and eighty years ago, the fugitive from slavery who outran bloodhounds, swam rivers, and hunkered down in the dark cellars of the underground railroad in the hope of reaching a welcoming community in Detroit, Toronto, or Boston instinctively understood both dimensions of freedom.

By LAURA CLAWSON

Gallup’s annual pre-Labor Day poll on approval of unions is out, and unions hit their highest level since 1965. Sixty-eight percent of people told the pollster they approve of unions. In 1965, 71% said they approved.