September 3, 2016/Press Releases

CT Dems’ Statement On Labor Day

Hartford, Ct. – Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto released the following statement on this year’s Labor Day celebrations.

“As we enjoy this holiday weekend, I hope we can take a moment to remember the men and women who built this country and fought for workers’ rights. From bringing us the weekend, to ensuring workplace safety standards, to fighting for a livable wage, unions have done a lot for all working people, not just union members. While we don’t always agree on everything, we are proud to partner with our friends in the labor movement on the majority of issues affecting working families.

“At the same time, our Republican friends have failed working people time and time again, voting unanimously against raising the minimum wage and nearly unanimously against guaranteeing earned sick time. The choice is clear: Democrats will continue to stand with our brothers and sisters in the labor movement, while Republicans will support the ‘made in China’ policies and practices of Donald Trump.

“We look forward to working with our friends in the labor movement to return our entire congressional delegation to the United States House and Senate and ensure Democratic majorities in the state legislature are maintained and expanded.”