Labor Day Is A National Holiday?

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In Presidential election years in the United States, Labor Day is often referred to as the unofficial start of the general election campaign. What can workers look forward to in terms of having their needs addressed for the remainder of this campaign and during the advent of the new administration? Thus far, with the possible exception of two hot-button issues – immigration and trade policy – it has been tough to nail down either major party candidate in terms of how they will each deal with the major issues affecting the lives of members of the American working class.

At least since as far back as the New Deal, the Democratic Party has been perceived as the party representing workers’ interests in our government, while the GOP has been perceived as defenders of a status quo most beneficial to economic and corporate elites. The Republicans like to dispute this characterization…

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