Recognizing Your Workforce Contribution

Labor Day – a three day weekend marking the end of summer and for many, a return to school. Time for a parade, a barbeque, or a last trip to the beach. Many no longer remember that on the first Labor Day, in 1882, thousands of workers took the day to march in the streets of New York to demand better working conditions. Labor Day began at a time in American history when workers began to join together to see what they could do to improve their working lives.

The mission of Federally Employed Women is to continue to improve the working lives of Federal workers and “…to end sex and gender discrimination, to encourage diversity for inclusion and equity in the workplace, and for the advancement and professional growth of women in federal service”. As we work together to create positive changes in our workplaces, we also can stop for a day to reflect on that work and to enjoy our families and friends.

Today we acknowledge the contributions of all American workers who so tirelessly work as in service to others. With appreciation for you and the value of the work you do every day, we wish you a restful and enjoyable Labor Day!

 

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

 

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“It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage that we move on to better things.”   – Theodore Roosevelt