Happy Labor Day 2023!


CFT offices will be closed for this federal holiday.

On Labor Day, we reflect on working people’s victories. Unions are more popular this Labor Day than at any time in more than 50 years⁠—with 71% of Americans now approving of unions.

But this momentum didn’t happen by accident. Working people have organized together for decades—standing together to address low wages, unsafe workplaces, unaffordable health care and a lack of respect on the job.

And this ‘Hot Labor Summer’ has been another memorable one for the Labor Movement, as we have watched the writers, actors, and hotel workers strike in southern California. 

As we celebrate Labor Day, make sure to check out the topnotch member-written curricula for your classroom or your union meetings in our collection produced by the CFT Labor and Climate Justice Education Committee.

Learn and teach about Labor Day

Teach about Labor Day in the classroom

Why are unions important?

Complete collection of curricula 

Events and more

Check out these Labor Day picnics and events across California

Find or host a Labor Day event near you.

Hosting a Labor Day barbecue? Check out this list of union made products!