Chief Executive Officer, New York
Labor Day, the first Monday of September in the US, has been celebrated here since the late 1800s. As in many parts of the world, the holiday was born out of the labor movement, when workers fought for the conditions many of us take for granted today, such as health, safety, and fair treatment. It was a time when new inventions led to increased production, when local unions began to organize nationally and government worked to limit their impact, often favoring business and scant regulation.
As we continue to embrace progress, one thing that must be an essential part of public policy is making sure that the digital gains we are increasingly realizing are of benefit to all.