Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California
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Torres Labor Day Message

September 7, 2015
Press Release

ONTARIO, CA - Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) released the following statement recognizing the importance of Labor Day:

"Over the last several years, American workers have taken quite the hit.  While our economy is recovering, wages haven't bounced back in the same way and many find themselves working longer hours with fewer benefits.  As we join with our friends and families around barbecues and take in the last days of summer, let's remember the victories of the labor movement, from the five day work week and workplace safety to the end of child labor, and recognize the battles we're still fighting, including equal pay, sick and parental leave, and a fair minimum wage.  American workers have built this country into what it is today.  Let's honor their hard work with the dignity and fairness they deserve."