Congresswoman Johnson’s Statement Commemorating Labor Day
Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today released the following statement marking the commemoration of Labor Day:
“Labor Day provides us an opportunity to celebrate those who create America’s success: the working men and women of this great country. Every time our country has invested in our workers, our faith in them has been rewarded. As a non-practicing registered nurse and dues paying union member, I know the value good-paying jobs bring, not just the financial stability they provide but a sense of dignity.
“I believe that a strong middle class is the backbone of our economy and Labor Day presents us a reminder that our work must again focus on building a strong and growing middle class. In order to make this a reality, I strongly support raising the federal minimum wage to a living wage, eliminating the gender pay gap and protecting retirement security. As a staunch supporter of labor rights and the most senior Texan on the House Transportation Committee, I strongly believe we must invest in our infrastructure to create more good-paying jobs, strengthen our economy, and build prosperity for all Americans.
“And as I continue my work in Congress, I pledge to support working families in District 30 and all across America.”
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