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Sen. Jon Erpenbach: Labor laws always changing in Wis.
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Labor Day provides communities the opportunity to celebrate how unions have helped shape the workplace with laws that are applied every day in Wisconsin. The 40-hour work week, overtime for hourly employees, child labor restrictions, work safety laws, cooperatives, family and medical leave, minimum wage, health care benefits delivered through employment and even Social Security all were laws directly shaped by the labor movement in the United States and Wisconsin.