Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement in celebration of Labor Day:

“On Labor Day we celebrate America’s hardworking men and women who are the backbone of this nation. Their contributions to the United States are invaluable – both in their tireless work and their advocacy for the workplace protections that provide dignity on the job, enable prosperity for our families, and allow more Americans the opportunity for a middle class life.

“They have won an increased minimum wage, numerous worker safeguards, and the critical right to organize. They have always fought to ensure an honest day’s work means an honest day’s pay, and I will fight alongside them for paycheck fairness and family-friendly policies. As more women enter our workforce, these protections will only grow in importance.

“Today, and every day, I stand with our hardworking men and women to protect and expand these invaluable rights for current and future generations.”