I know it’s a day early, but it’s just a short video on Labor Day, from the History Channel, so take a few minutes to watch it. I’ll wait!
Hey, isn’t it AWESOME that the State of Oregon was the first to legalize Labor Day as a holiday in 1887? I’m not sure I’ve said this before, but I love Oregon!!
Labor unions fought hard for the workers, and we can thank them for the eight-hour work day, weekends, better wages, safer working conditions, pensions, and more.
Unfortunately, corporate America/the ruling class/the 1% succeeded in making “union” a dirty word, and pitted workers against one another to help them forget that unions protect the workers themselves, and severely diminished unions in this country.
So enjoy your day off on Monday, even if you have to hit the mall for back to school supplies, but while you’re there, spare a thought for those who worked so hard to get you that day off — and all your other days off.
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