Let’s journey back 35 years ago, almost to the day — and recall what then-President Ronald Reagan had to say about Labor Day on Sept. 7, 1987.
Once the summer is over, we take a moment to recognise the hard work of all Americans. Because of their hard work, ingenuity, and loyalty to both family and country, the United States of America
is currently the most prosperous and free nation in history. They come from many walks of life and engage in a vast array of professions, but they share a common dedication to democracy
and a desire to provide better opportunities for themselves and their children. In his daily address, Reagan said, "In the pursuit of that American dream, every generation has proven anew
the dignity of work and of working people. "Work is more than an economic need; it is an expression of fundamental human traits, and Labor Day gives us all a chance to think about that.
God has richly blessed our nation, and as a result, we are able to provide for the needs of people all around the world. The American worker is our most valuable and crucial resource,
and this fact must never be forgotten. More Americans are in the workforce than ever before, and the United States remains a beacon of optimism, vigour, and opportunity, as the president put it.
Let us take this time to reflect on the liberties and the sacrifices that have resulted in our plenty. Ronald Reagan once said, "We are inheritors of a precious legacy that has been built up
Every recovery has a lesson to teach. Here’s one for this Labor Day: Never bet against America’s workers,” noted Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, in a written statement issued Friday.
The holiday came to fruition during the Industrial Revolution. The average laborers worked 12-hour days, seven days a week. Until workers reached a boiling point and protests erupted.