CONGRESSWOMAN JOHNSON STATEMENT COMMEMORATING LABOR DAY
Dallas, TX – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement marking the commemoration of Labor Day:
“Each year, Labor Day is an opportunity to show our appreciation for the working men and women who create and define America’s successes. But this year, our appreciation is needed more and it means more. During the COVID-19 pandemic, in the face of extreme conditions, long hours, and risks to their health and safety, our workers have remained the backbone of our continuity and will continue to be during our recovery.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has also underscored the relevance of the right to unionize and collectively bargain. This includes working together to raise the federal minimum wage, address the pay gap in gender and race, and protect retirement security. That’s why I was a strong supporter of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act and voted in its favor when it passed the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year.
“As the Senior Texan on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I have been a relentless advocate for infrastructure investments that would, in turn, provide stable, good-paying jobs for North Texans. My commitment to bringing these investments to the 30th District remains strong, and I look forward to working with President Biden to pass the American Jobs Plan and deliver opportunities and relief to workers across the country.
“As I have done throughout my career in Congress, I pledge to continue to recognize and support working families in Texas.”