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, September 2, 2017

Labor Day, A Time To Unite Our Efforts!

During 2017, we have seen a drop in America’s unemployment rate as businesses expand their product lines with labels listing them as Made in the U.S.A.  That’s great to hear and in order to hear more positive reports we need to get unemployed and skilled workers back on the job and encourage even more businesses to expand in the United States of America.

In order to move forward our supporters agree that America’s leaders must expand the Trade and Technology programs available in schools across America. It is disappointing to hear that there are not enough graduates available to fill the jobs needed right now to allow America’s businesses to compete with global imports. This can’t continue and it’s important that taxpayers and parents speak up to elected officials and school boards about how local education dollars are being spent and if they are being spent teaching America’s young people to be ready for a variety of job possibilities after graduation.

Back In 1882, when the first Labor Day holiday was celebrated in New York City, they celebrated the workmanship and growing accomplishments of American workers, union and non-union, employed by businesses, large and small, and the self-employed. 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 to work in America.

Today, America has a growing population and America needs tens-of millions of jobs, both full and part time, to enable working-age and able-bodied Americans to support themselves and have the money available to purchase items that will help create a demand for American made products.

With all of us working together, next year’s Labor Day celebration will have more Americans on the road to prosperity, which is what the American Dream is all about. Thanks for supporting the Buy American Made Campaign and sure to support stores and Internet sites offering American made products!

This is Michael Blichasz.  Every Wednesday from 11 A.M. to 12 noon, tune in to American Workers Radio on 860 AM serving Philadelphia and the Tri-State area. You can also listen live or to rebroadcasts from anywhere in the world from the easy access links located on the front page of: