Today, U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon released the following statement in commemoration of Labor Day: 

“Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, working Mainers have continued to stock the shelves, keep our communities connected, care for those who have gotten sick, and power our economy. Hardworking Mainers and organized labor have always been the backbone of our economy, but on this Labor Day, we are especially grateful for the commitment, dedication, and perseverance of Maine workers who have kept our state moving forward in these unprecedented times.

“I believe the best way to honor Maine’s workers is to fight for them. From the shipbuilders at Bath Iron Works to the nurses at hospitals to the postal workers delivering vital mail, hardworking Mainers across the state deserve a senator who stands up for them. Workers’ rights have come under attack in Washington, and we need to protect and strengthen organized labor and ensure our government is putting working people ahead of big corporations and special interests. That’s exactly what I’ll do in the Senate.”