Posted tagged ‘Labor Day’

DebsSpeak: On Labor Day

September 7, 2015

“The workingman – and this is the day to write him in capital letters – has given me what I have, made me what I am, and will make me what I hope to be; and I thank him for all, and above all for giving me eyes to see, a heart to feel and a voice to speak for the workingman.”

“Comrades, this is the day for Workingmen to think of the Class Struggle and the Ballot …. ”

(Eugene V. Debs, “Labor Day Greeting”, Social Democrat Herald, September 1904)


Celebrating Labor Day

September 7, 2015

Thank you, Labor. The time has come for you rise again.

8 Hours Labour

DebsSpeak: Labor Day Greeting

August 31, 2014

“Eugene V. Debs” sends you Labor Day greetings …

“If there is a man on earth who is entitled to all the comforts and luxuries of life in abundance it is the man whose labor produces them.”

“It is when you have done your work honestly, when you have contributed your share to the common fund, that you begin to live.”

(Eugene V. Debs, “The Issue”, 1908)

Thank You, Labor

August 30, 2013

Labor Day Weekend. Thank you, Labor.

Labor - Built America

Happy Labor Day

September 4, 2011

Thank you, working men and women of America, for the role you have played, and continue to play, in making our nation great.

I appreciate the labor you have expended and the sacrifices you have made for your families and for us all. 

Support America’s workers, the unemployed,  under-employed, and disenchanted. Support labor’s right to form unions and collective bargaining. Support the creation of family supporting income jobs. Resist austerity programs. Restore progressive taxation.