1894 was the first time the entire country celebrated a national labor day. Over the past 120 years we have celebrated great victories that came from local organizing in communities large and small, in every corner of America.
Much of what we now take for granted—the 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, health insurance, paid leave, pensions, Social Security and Medicare—were benefits organized labor fought hard for and won.
This weekend as you gather with family and friends, remember the sacrifices our brothers and sisters have made for each and every one of us.
Remember also to vote on November 4 and support all Democratic candidates, from the bottom to the top, to ensure that our hard fought gains are protected.
The DPNM is building a better future for working men and women and for all New Mexicans, their families, and the next generation.
Happy Labor Day!