Labor Day Celebration of Unions and Workers

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President Joe Biden speaks during a Labor Day event at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 19, in Philadelphia, Monday, Sept. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The President is in Philadelphia celebrating unions and applauded U.S. workers for building the economy. Today we discuss unions, the violent beginnings of Labor Day following a strike by Pullman Railroad workers, the strike option as the United Auto Workers contemplate launching a strike if talks with the Big 3 automakers fall apart, Union busting bills in Florida and the voter-approved ballot initiative in 2020 to raise the minimum wage to $15 statewide by 2026.

note: Florida ranks 30th among all U.S. states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. in the Oxfam America’s newest “Best and Worst States to Work” index (BWSI).

 

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