Labor Day is the only national holiday that officially recognizes the contributions of American working men and women. While there is still work to do, CSEA and its partners in the labor movement are proud of the numerous strides we have made for workers' rights and safety on the job. You can thank unions for the eight-hour workday, weekends and the end of child labor, and yes, paid holidays such as Labor Day.
Nonetheless, unions have come under an unprecedented attack from political special-interest groups who want to roll back worker protections, civil liberties and the right to collectively bargain for pay and benefits -- but workers and union members are standing their ground. CSEA members, in particular, understand what's at stake and are more united than ever.
“We are strongest when we stand together for each other, our families and the students we serve,” Association President Ben Valdepeña said. “When it comes to fighting for our members and the values we hold dear, I’m In!”
Learn more about what CSEA is doing to protect your Union Rights.
CSEA Labor Day Events will be taking place all over the state. Check with your chapter or local field office for events happening near you.
California Labor Federation Events
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