Write a letter to the editor to advocate for the freedom of working people

We celebrate Labor Day to recognize all that has been accomplished because working people stood in union. This Labor Day, we should all reflect on how we each can do our part to continue to work toward a world where the economy works the same for everyone. A great way to help get the conversation started is by writing a letter to the editor explaining in your own words why the freedom of working people is important to all of our futures.

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To the editor:

Every day, but especially on Labor Day, I'm grateful for my job. Standing together in union with my co-workers gives us the freedom to negotiate a fair return on our work and create a better future for our families. From cafeteria workers in Silicon Valley to aircraft maintenance workers on bases to graduate workers in universities across the country, it’s been inspiring to see more and more people take collective action to reclaim their freedom to join together. It's important to keep this momentum going—to keep pushing for better wages, retirement security and rights on the job for all—because for too long, working people have been on the losing end of a rigged economy.

  • For too long, the corporate right wing and their bought-off politicians have set the rules against us. But inequality is not inevitable. We can, and we must, rewrite the economic rules so every single worker has the freedom to negotiate for a better life. This Labor Day, let’s honor working families by building an economy that works for all of us.
  •  I’m ready to keep moving forward to continue to organize and mobilize with others around an agenda that gives working people the freedom to join together. This Labor Day, it’s time to build on the incredible achievements of America’s working people—everything we’ve done and everything we will do.
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