From the Desk of
Michael Blichasz
American Workers' Advocate
Host of the Saturday Variety Program at 11 A.M.
860 AM Radio WWDB • Philadelphia, PA
Commentary from Saturday, September 1, 2012

Labor Day, A Time to Honor American Workers!

One hundred and thirty years ago, in 1882, the first Labor Day holiday was celebrated in New York City. Two years later, the United States Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday and urged all Americans to celebrate the accomplishments of American workers. Since then every category of American worker, union and non-union, employed by businesses, large and small, and the self-employed have been honored for the well-being they provide to America and its economy.

In 1882, America had full employment and in order to keep up with the demand for American made products, the United States welcomed immigrants from around the world to come and work in America's industries. For almost 100 years from the time of the Industrial Revolution, jobs in America was not a major issue. However, as businesses saw that outsourcing jobs to other countries was more profitable, jobs in the U.S.A. have been on the decline.

Realistically in order to employ Americans looking for a job right now, we need 24 million job opportunities. In order to meet the needs of America's growing population and people entering the work place for the first time, America needs a total of 40 million jobs. This is a major difference from the way the employment situation was in America over 100 years ago, but with visionary and proactive national leadership, jobs would not have been outsourced year after year.

Since national leaders did not look out for America FIRST, it is now up to US, the American people, to circulate more of our dollars in the U.S.A. so that businesses choose to maintain and expand their industrial and service centers in America. As this happens we will see more Americans employed, manufacturing, delivering and selling products Made in the U.S.A.

On Labor Day and every day of the year, be mindful of the needs of American workers and America’s economy, so that on Labor Day 2013, we will see more Americans employed and America's economy dramatically improved.

This is Michael Blichasz, I welcome your comments and suggestions and ask invite you tune in to broadcasts of American Workers Radio from the links on the front page of