Tag Archives: Labor Day

In Honor Of Labor

This weekend is Labor Day weekend. Most Americans are taking an extra day off from work to theoretically celebrate the role of labor. Unions built the middle class and modern day Republicans have been trying, with considerable success, to destroy them for over 40 years now.

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Celebrate But Remember

Today is Labor Day in America. For those who live in colder climates it is the last bash of the summer. For the last twenty years I have lived in warmer climates where seasons don’t mean as much. Having no need for one I haven’t owned what I considered to be a real winter coat during that time period. I’m not so naïve as to expect the parties and celebration to cease but I would like every American to take a few minutes to reflect on how we got here, particularly the sacrifices those before us made, what the future looks like and what you can do to shape it. Let’s explore. Continue reading Celebrate But Remember

A Sad Day For American Labor

Donald Trump is President of the United States; a correctable error as we said in basketball. (I won’t take time to explain a rather complex rule which I used to know by heart.) Today is Labor Day which since 1884 America has reserved to honor labor and take pride in what the toil of its workers has accomplished for this country. That’s a juxtaposition best likened to oil and water. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Sad Day For American Labor