CALIFORNIA CONGRESSWOMAN LEE TO CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS AS LABOR DAY NEARS: DO YOUR JOBS!

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Rep. Barbara Lee: “On Labor Day, we celebrate the organizers and workers who have fought for a living wage, workers’ rights and protections, and a fair playing field for working families. I stand with our union brothers and sisters as we continue that fight for prosperity and economic justice for all."
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As Labor Day approaches, Republicans still refuse to raise the minimum wage to $15 and are resistant to closing the gender pay gap.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement in observance of Labor Day:

"As we celebrate Labor Day, we must remind the U.S. Senate to do their job and uplift working people by passing the House bills for fair pay and affordable health care," said Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13).

"American families are working harder than ever to put food on the table, pay rent and mortgages, afford childcare, and save for a secure retirement. Yet wages for middle and low-income workers, especially in communities of color, remain stagnant or – in some cases – have declined.

"House Democrats are committed to addressing these pressing issues, but Mitch McConnell and the Trump Administration continue to block our efforts and sit on critical legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $15 a hour, lower healthcare costs and help close the gender pay gap.

“On Labor Day, we celebrate the organizers and workers who have fought for a living wage, workers’ rights and protections, and a fair playing field for working families. I stand with our union brothers and sisters as we continue that fight for prosperity and economic justice for all.

“Happy Labor Day!"

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