Celebrating the social and economic achievements of American workers
By Ieshia Haynie
Labor Day has come to be celebrated by most Americans as the end of summer and the beginning of fall. As children prepare for the back-to-school season, sports fans exalt the start of the NFL/ college football seasons and, all the while, American flags will fly high for the men and women that serve and support the nation’s economy.
American workers are a vital force of our economy. The battles for a liveable wage continue to grow. While arguments vary, the populace continues its efforts to raise awareness regarding the capacity of the minimum wage to adequately and fairly compensate the American workforce.
As the economy expands and contracts, there are several members of our society, even whole communities that are isolated from work and fair wages. Today’s economy is struggling in its ability to provide an inflating living standard across the income spectrum.
This year on Sept. 2, 2013, we each will welcome Labor Day in our own individual ways, but as a nation, we pay tribute to the many working class Americans, their social and economic achievements, and the daily contributions they make in sustaining the future and well-being of our country.