Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. As we celebrate with family and friends this weekend, let us reflect on the true meaning of Labor Day – to honor the contributions and hard work of the American people
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, was a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.
It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.
During these tough fiscal times with so many people out of work, it is important that we do what we can to buy American and to buy locally to keep jobs here at home to keep the economy going.
With our local farms, hardware stores, grocers, restaurants and coffee shops, there’s nothing you can’t find right here in Simsbury!
As Simsbury’s next State Representative, priority one will be to reduce government costs, promote economic growth, help small businesses expand, and create jobs. We must make Connecticut an easier place to do business by streamlining burdensome regulations, increasing training opportunities for the unemployed, reforming our tax structure to encourage growth and investing in the bioscience industry
I wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.
And let’s thanks to the American worker, small business owner and manufacturer!