Labor Day Greetings From Labor Commissioner Candidate

Dear Editor,

I’d like to wish North Carolina’s five million workers a happy, safe and relaxing Labor Day. They’ve earned it.

Labor Day is a day when we honor the tireless dedication and countless contributions of American workers. It’s a day when we recognize the sweat and sacrifices of generations of men and women who’ve worked hard to give us the highest standard of living the world has ever known.

As a Republican candidate for NC labor commissioner, I’m proud to stand up for the hardworking men and women of our great state. The workers of North Carolina embody what’s best about the American economy – grit, innovation, individual initiative.  As labor commissioner, I’ll fight to make sure workers can thrive and businesses can flourish side by side. Those things can and must go together.

If we truly want to honor workers, we need to ensure that our workforce has the skills necessary to succeed in an ever-changing job market. But that doesn’t necessarily mean a four-year college degree (with thousands in student loan debt that often comes with it). As labor commissioner, I’ll fight for statewide access to vocational and technical education to get our workers ready for the jobs of the future.

As we celebrate Labor Day, let’s remember that North Carolina’s greatest strength lies in the dedication and hard work of its people. God bless our workers who get up every day, do their jobs, provide for their families and make North Carolina a better place for us all.

Luke Farley