As we mark Labor Day, it is a time to remember past struggles and hard-fought victories that have improved the lives and livelihood of all workers. It is also a time to take stock of the problems that must still be tackled.
Addressing the growing income inequality and continued pay inequity is essential for families and for our long-term economic prosperity. Safer workplaces where workers have a voice should not have to be up for debate.
As the economy continues to recover, unemployment and underemployment continues to take a toll on Pennsylvania families. Wise investments and decisions must be made to level the playing field for American workers, build a strong workforce and spur the creation of family-sustaining jobs.
After Labor Day, as work continues on fiscal decisions, I will continue to fight to increase wages, improve competitiveness and strengthen the economic recovery.