Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Chairman of the Employment and Workplace Safety subcommittee, released the following statement on Labor Day:
"As Pennsylvanians enjoy this Labor Day let us not forget the contributions made by working men and women to the country’s prosperity and to improving the rights and benefits workers. While much progress had been made since Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894, much work remains to protect the rights of workers, boost their economic security and put more Americans back to work.
"Despite continued economic growth, too many Pennsylvanians are out of work and modest income growth is making it harder to keep up with expenses, raise a family, save for retirement and, in many case, care for older parents.
"I am also committed to protecting the voice of workers in the face of continued attempts to weaken the ability of workers to bargain collectively for family wages and safer working conditions."