Monday, September 7, 2020
This year, Labor Day looks a lot different for many of us. The usual activities-the parades, backyard barbecues, and gatherings with friends and families-will be muted, postponed or canceled altogether.
But Labor Day always has meant more than just social events. It's a day to honor and celebrate the contributions of America's working people. And this past year, our contributions could not have been greater.
As the nation faces numerous crises,America's working people have shown the world what we've known all along- our work is essential.
But we've also seen the devastation caused by the lack of funding and relief to assist our essential workers. Right now, there's a comprehensive COVID-19 relief bill languishing in the U.S. Senate, and working people are suffering needlessly. The HEROES Act would provide extended unemployment insurance benefits, funding for our schools, hazard pay, an emergency infectious disease standard to protect working people and more.
This Labor Day, let's honor the hard work of our union brothers, sisters and friends. Members of the BSCTA: Have a Happy and Safe Labor Day, and I look forward to seeing you back at school next week.