Workplace organizing is happening across the country in industries never thought possible to organize. Workers are tired of being called essential while being treated with disrespect, forced to work in unsafe conditions, and compensated too little for their labor. Their struggles have inspired a resurgence of the American Labor Movement that has spurred countless more workers to stand in solidarity in one of the most powerful gestures of worker strength in generations.
This Labor Day, the unions of the Oregon AFL-CIO encourage you to stand in solidarity with workers fighting for justice: Support picket lines. Sign petitions. Vote for candidates endorsed by Oregon Labor to give working people the allies needed in the halls of power. Take a stand and be on the side of those who are fighting to build a fair and just economy for all.
Here are 20 quotes from a wide variety of sources to inspire you to take action.