Commemorating “Loyalty Day,” instead of “May Day,” Is Essentially an Insult to Workers and Their Unions

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Yesterday, the White House issued this proclamation:

“On Loyalty Day, we renew our conviction to the principles of liberty, equality, and justice under the law. We accept our responsibilities to one another. And we remember that our differences pale in comparison to the strength of the bonds that hold together the most diverse Nation on earth.

“In order to recognize the American spirit of loyalty and the sacrifices that so many have made for our Nation, the Congress, by Public Law 85-529 as amended, has designated May 1 of each year as ‘Loyalty Day.’ On this day, let us reaffirm our allegiance to the United States of America and pay tribute to the heritage of American freedom.

“Now, therefore, I, Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2014, as Loyalty Day.

“This Loyalty Day, I call upon all the people of the United…

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