Weekly Address: This Labor Day, Let’s Talk About the Minimum Wage

In this week’s address, the President wished Americans a Happy Labor Day weekend, highlighted the important economic progress we’ve made, and reaffirmed his commitment to accelerate our progress and ensure that our growing economy fuels a strong middle class.

To do this, the President reiterated that Congress should do right by hardworking Americans across the country and raise the minimum wage, and he praised the 13 states and Washington, D.C. as well as employers large and small who have heeded his call and taken action to provide their citizens and employees a fair wage.

The President underscored that America built the world’s greatest middle class by making sure that everyone who’s willing to work hard and play by the rules can get ahead – an economic patriotism worth remembering this Labor Day, and every day.

VIDEO MENSAJE DE LA CASA BLANCA: Celebrando nuestros trabajadores en el Día del Trabajo

En el mensaje de esta semana, para celebrar el Día del Trabajo , el Secretario de Trabajo de EE.UU. Thomas Pérez honró los trabajadores de los Estados Unidos que han ayudado para que la economía crezca y han contribuido a nuestras industrias de la energía , la tecnología , la fabricación y de automóviles. Ese progreso se puede avanzar por aumentar el salario mínimo y luchar por las maneras de fortalecer la clase media.

English/Inglís: Watch and share President Obama’s weekly address.

En Español: Video mensaje de la Casa Blanca.