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标题2015090401美国总统演讲 分类7 查看796 上传7

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Hello, everybody.  I hope most of you are gearing up for a long weekend
with family and friends – maybe some barbeques, road trips, or fantasy
drafts.  But I wanted to take a moment to talk to you about the real
meaning of Labor Day – a day we set aside every year to honor the
hardworking men and women who fought for so many of the rights that we
take for granted today.


The eight-hour workday, 40-hour workweek, weekends.  Overtime and the
minimum wage.  Safer workplaces.  Health insurance, Social Security,
Medicare, and retirement plans.  All of those gains were fought for and
won by the labor movement – folks who were working not just for a
bigger paycheck for themselves, but for more security and prosperity
for the folks working next to them as well.  That’s how we built the
great American middle class.

译文

大家好!我相信很多人都在准备与家人朋友一起度过小长假了,也许是去烧烤、
旅行或者开怀畅饮。但我希望花点时间与大家谈谈劳动节的真正含义,我们设立
这个节日,是为了每年的这个时候向所有辛勤劳动,努力奋斗的人们致敬,正是
他们的付出换来了我们今天享有的诸多权利。

每天8小时工作制,每周工作40小时,有周末假期。加班工资和最低工资标准。更
安全的工作环境。健康保险、社会保险、医疗保险、退休金计划。所有这些都是
通过劳工运动争取来的,他们的付出不仅仅是为了自己能有更高的工资收入,而
是为了跟他们一起工作的人们有更安定、更殷实的生活。正是通过这种方式,我
们美国才有了强大的中产阶级。

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