Labor Day, 2022, 54857-54858 [2022-19531]

Download as PDF 54857 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 87, No. 173 Thursday, September 8, 2022 Title 3— Proclamation 10439 of September 2, 2022 The President Labor Day, 2022 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation American workers have built our communities, laid the foundation for our democracy, and powered the engine of our prosperity. From the factory hands who forged an Arsenal of Democracy and helped beat back fascism during World War II, to the immigrants who assembled the transcontinental railroad that connected America’s coasts, to the health care professionals and first responders who mobilized selflessly during the pandemic to save countless lives, American workers have guided us through our most difficult moments and delivered some of our Nation’s greatest triumphs. Unions have been the voice of American workers, guiding their path to power as a major force in our society. Unions fought for higher wages and family-supporting benefits, established vital health and safety standards, secured an 8-hour work day, eradicated child labor, guarded against discrimination and harassment, and bargained for every worker’s fair share of economic prosperity. They give workers a say in critical decisions affecting their lives and livelihoods and play a transformative role in shaping the future of our democracy. The middle class built America, and unions built the middle class. When organized labor wins, families win. We all win. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC I said from the start that I would be the most pro-worker and pro-union President in American history, and I am keeping that promise. When I took office, I put money in the pockets of hardworking Americans with the American Rescue Plan, offering families much-needed breathing room. I have now enacted a bold, long-term economic agenda that will lead to historic investments in our Nation and our workers: the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act. My economic agenda is a once-in-a-generation blueprint to rebuild America, outcompete every other economy in the world, and create thousands of good-paying and clean-manufacturing jobs. We are putting plumbers, pipefitters, electrical workers, steel workers, and so many others to work on a range of projects—from rebuilding our infrastructure to manufacturing semiconductors, electric vehicles, wind turbines, and solar panels. Many of these jobs will be union jobs. This is just the beginning. To give workers more power and raise wages, I signed an Executive Order calling for a ban on unfair non-compete agreements that hinder people from building on their experience to take new jobs in their industries. I created a White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment with the aim of identifying new ways the executive branch can facilitate the organizing of workers. I also appointed a former union president and card-carrying union member to serve this country as the Secretary of Labor. Still, there is more we can do. I believe every worker should have a free and fair choice to organize and bargain collectively with their employer without coercion or intimidation. That is why I called on the Congress to finally pass the Richard L. Trumka Protecting the Right to Organize Act and the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, which will make it easier for private-sector, State, and local government workers to join a union and bargain collectively. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:46 Sep 07, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08SED0.SGM 08SED0 54858 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 173 / Thursday, September 8, 2022 / Presidential Documents As our economy recovers and rebuilds, we must build it from the bottom up and the middle out—not the top down—so everyone benefits. Our Nation continues to fall short of its promise to deliver equal opportunity to workers of color and women, among others, and we can do more to ensure that good-paying jobs are accessible to everyone. Only when all workers have a strong voice in their wages, benefits, and job treatment can we start to change how we value their labor. Only then can we begin to reward work and not just wealth. I have had the honor of meeting workers of every stripe. I have visited longshore workers in California, firefighters in Colorado, transit workers in New Jersey, welders in Wisconsin, and teachers in Virginia, among many others. I also welcomed frontline worker-organizers into the Oval Office. Whenever I meet members of America’s labor community—dedicated women and men who derive purpose from their work—I am reminded of something my father used to tell me: ‘‘A job is about more than a paycheck—it is about dignity and respect.’’ This Labor Day, let us honor those trailblazers who have fought for the rights of working people. Let us stand in solidarity with all workers and strengthen their ability to organize and bargain with employers. Let us give thanks to all of America’s workers who build this Nation and pave our future. NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 5, 2022, as Labor Day. I call upon all public officials and people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that honor the energy and innovation of working Americans. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-seventh. [FR Doc. 2022–19531 Billing code 3395–F2–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:46 Sep 07, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08SED0.SGM 08SED0 BIDEN.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC Filed 9–7–22; 8:45 am]

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                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 173 / Thursday, September 8, 2022 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 54857]]

                Proclamation 10439 of September 2, 2022

                
Labor Day, 2022

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                American workers have built our communities, laid the 
                foundation for our democracy, and powered the engine of 
                our prosperity. From the factory hands who forged an 
                Arsenal of Democracy and helped beat back fascism 
                during World War II, to the immigrants who assembled 
                the transcontinental railroad that connected America's 
                coasts, to the health care professionals and first 
                responders who mobilized selflessly during the pandemic 
                to save countless lives, American workers have guided 
                us through our most difficult moments and delivered 
                some of our Nation's greatest triumphs.

                Unions have been the voice of American workers, guiding 
                their path to power as a major force in our society. 
                Unions fought for higher wages and family-supporting 
                benefits, established vital health and safety 
                standards, secured an 8-hour work day, eradicated child 
                labor, guarded against discrimination and harassment, 
                and bargained for every worker's fair share of economic 
                prosperity. They give workers a say in critical 
                decisions affecting their lives and livelihoods and 
                play a transformative role in shaping the future of our 
                democracy. The middle class built America, and unions 
                built the middle class. When organized labor wins, 
                families win. We all win.

                I said from the start that I would be the most pro-
                worker and pro-union President in American history, and 
                I am keeping that promise. When I took office, I put 
                money in the pockets of hardworking Americans with the 
                American Rescue Plan, offering families much-needed 
                breathing room. I have now enacted a bold, long-term 
                economic agenda that will lead to historic investments 
                in our Nation and our workers: the Bipartisan 
                Infrastructure Law, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the 
                Inflation Reduction Act. My economic agenda is a once-
                in-a-generation blueprint to rebuild America, 
                outcompete every other economy in the world, and create 
                thousands of good-paying and clean-manufacturing jobs. 
                We are putting plumbers, pipefitters, electrical 
                workers, steel workers, and so many others to work on a 
                range of projects--from rebuilding our infrastructure 
                to manufacturing semiconductors, electric vehicles, 
                wind turbines, and solar panels. Many of these jobs 
                will be union jobs.

                This is just the beginning. To give workers more power 
                and raise wages, I signed an Executive Order calling 
                for a ban on unfair non-compete agreements that hinder 
                people from building on their experience to take new 
                jobs in their industries. I created a White House Task 
                Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment with the aim 
                of identifying new ways the executive branch can 
                facilitate the organizing of workers. I also appointed 
                a former union president and card-carrying union member 
                to serve this country as the Secretary of Labor.

                Still, there is more we can do. I believe every worker 
                should have a free and fair choice to organize and 
                bargain collectively with their employer without 
                coercion or intimidation. That is why I called on the 
                Congress to finally pass the Richard L. Trumka 
                Protecting the Right to Organize Act and the Public 
                Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, which will make it 
                easier for private-sector, State, and local government 
                workers to join a union and bargain collectively.

[[Page 54858]]

                As our economy recovers and rebuilds, we must build it 
                from the bottom up and the middle out--not the top 
                down--so everyone benefits. Our Nation continues to 
                fall short of its promise to deliver equal opportunity 
                to workers of color and women, among others, and we can 
                do more to ensure that good-paying jobs are accessible 
                to everyone. Only when all workers have a strong voice 
                in their wages, benefits, and job treatment can we 
                start to change how we value their labor. Only then can 
                we begin to reward work and not just wealth.

                I have had the honor of meeting workers of every 
                stripe. I have visited longshore workers in California, 
                firefighters in Colorado, transit workers in New 
                Jersey, welders in Wisconsin, and teachers in Virginia, 
                among many others. I also welcomed frontline worker-
                organizers into the Oval Office. Whenever I meet 
                members of America's labor community--dedicated women 
                and men who derive purpose from their work--I am 
                reminded of something my father used to tell me: ``A 
                job is about more than a paycheck--it is about dignity 
                and respect.''

                This Labor Day, let us honor those trailblazers who 
                have fought for the rights of working people. Let us 
                stand in solidarity with all workers and strengthen 
                their ability to organize and bargain with employers. 
                Let us give thanks to all of America's workers who 
                build this Nation and pave our future.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of 
                the United States of America, by virtue of the 
                authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws 
                of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 5, 
                2022, as Labor Day. I call upon all public officials 
                and people of the United States to observe this day 
                with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities 
                that honor the energy and innovation of working 
                Americans.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                second day of September, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                seventh.
                
                
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