The state of U.S. workers has deteriorated, as the middle class is struggling to stay afloat in a sea of corporate greed, unfair working conditions and wages that are not even close to being a living wage.
The only hope I see for the future of American workers is our unions. I am proud to be a union member. This Labor Day and this year I am standing with my union to fight for workers' rights, economic justice and immigration reform.
Unions role in securing fair wages cannot be disputed. Workers across our country enjoy many benefits and rights because of the hard work of the unions.
I take issue with self-serving politicians who attempt to silence workers by silencing unions. Politicians like Chris Christie who said that he'd like "to punch the teacher's union in the face." Like Donald Trump who is engaged in union busting at his Las Vegas hotel. Like anti-union Governor Scott Walker. Like Bobby Jindal, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, and John Kasich. We must silence them at the polls to ensure economic justice, sick and family leave, fair working conditions and a secure retirement for every person who works on U.S. soil.