WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia issued the following statement regarding Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

“Today we honor the life and work of one of the greatest Americans not to be President – a man greater, too, than many who were. Guided by his faith and the ideals of America’s Founders, Dr. King is a link between the principles of the Founding, the struggles for freedom and justice of the Civil War and Civil Rights Movement, and the work that remains to cement the principles of equality and non-discrimination for which he stands. As the Department of Labor observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we reflect on Dr. King’s legacy and remember his words: ‘No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.’”


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