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Sen. Schatz: Labor Day Statement

September 5, 2016, 2:05 PM HST
* Updated September 5, 2:08 PM
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US Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) issued the following statement in recognition of Labor Day:

“On Labor Day, we honor the work and sacrifice of the labor movement in our country. We thank labor unions as champions for the minimum wage, Social Security, workplace health and safety standards, child labor protections, and the 40-hour work week, but our thanks must be more than just words.

“As Congress returns to session this week, we must focus on the fact that millions of working families are struggling to make ends meet. We are the wealthiest country in the world and yet for far too many Americans, a full-time job still means a life below the poverty line. We must do better. I look forward to working with my Senate colleagues to make real progress toward improving the lives of working families in our country.”

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