Message on the Observance of Labor Day, 1977
On Labor Day, our nation salutes the decency, grit and determination of the American working man and woman.
The sweat and skill of American workers built this country and preserved it through wars and crises. Today, workers and their organizations are giving strong support to the national effort to restore our economy's health. This is in the finest tradition of organized labor, which has served not just its own members but all people through its century-long struggle for social and economic justice.
On this Labor Day, let us affirm our determination to build a future together in which all of us can enjoy the blessings of a more equitable and humane society.
Jimmy Carter, Message on the Observance of Labor Day, 1977 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244260