From the Desk of
Michael Blichasz
American Workers' Advocate
Host of the Saturday Variety Program at 11 A.M.
& American Workers Radio, 11 A.M. Wednesdays
860 AM Radio WWDB • Philadelphia, PA
Commentary from Saturday, August 31, 2019

A National Celebration for American Workers!

It was in 1884 when the United States Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September “Labor Day". It became a national holiday to honor American workers for the skills, strength, prosperity, and well-being they provide to America’s economy and America’s future.

Since the first Labor Day celebration 135 years ago, many things have changed for American workers.  In recent years, we saw businesses move manufacturing overseas, which caused Americans to lose jobs and economic stability.  During the last 40 years we saw some of the heart and soul of America’s industries and workforce lost to outsourcing around the world. However, I’m pleased to report that this Labor Day, with the help of millions of Buy American Made Campaign supporters, we are seeing more businesses expand their product lines in the United States and more businesses are returning to America, which is great for American workers in all areas of employment.

Presently there are 30 million private sector businesses registered in the United States. They provide jobs for over 130 million Americans representing the self-employed, local businesses, and large corporations.  With everyone promoting our efforts, we have the opportunity to create millions of additional private sector jobs. If only half of the 30 million businesses could hire just one additional person, every day would be a great day for American workers.

As always, you’re asked to support your local businesses throughout the year and during National Small Business Weekend, the First Friday, Saturday and Sunday of every month.  Small businesses employ over 60 million Americans and with your help, that total will continue to grow. For more information about this effort visit:

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