I took this photo at Carmel Beach in Carmel By The Sea, California some years ago on a beautiful labor day weekend. These are the beaches of Sierra's childhood. We were laughing about the seagulls that had stolen our sandwiches. Happy Labor Day to all of you laborers. Many of us wouldn’t be able to be able to take trips like this without the good will of our employers because, beyond the basic rights granted by federal law, there’s really not much that legally protects our quality of life as workers in Texas. Remember, labor retains power when we vote for representation that values and fights for worker’s rights.