Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto released the following statement on Labor Day:
“Without the labor movement, there would be no middle class in this country. At a time in our nation’s history where income inequality is growing, union participation is more important than ever. Unions ensure livable wages and fair working conditions, and protect against unscrupulous labor practices. Yet Republicans across the country are tripping over themselves to undermine the interests of working people, limiting the right to collectively bargain and pushing destructive ‘right to work’ legislation. On the other hand, Democrats will continue fighting for the interests of working people.
“Here in Connecticut, the Democratic Party has stood with labor to make progress. Not just in the creation of over 30,000 jobs in the past year alone, but in making Connecticut the first state to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 and the first state to ensure that people who work full time don’t have to go to work sick for fear of losing their job. We share the belief that working people deserve fair wages for an honest day’s work, and we’re proud of our Democratic leaders’ partnership with Connecticut’s labor movement.”