Thursday, September 1, 2016
Labor Day is upon us once again. Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of the American worker. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.
The first Labor Day parade was held in New York City in 1882. Sadly, today many communities don't hold parades to recognize workers. A sign of the times we live in I suppose. They would rather you were in stores for Labor Day sales. On a day when workers should be celebrating their history and each other, instead of working.
This Labor Day, try and take a few minutes to look at the great history of the Labor Movement in America. It's your history! Maybe even think about what you might be able to contribute.
I hope you will have a safe, happy Labor Day weekend. Please take time to remember those who fought and died for the Labor Movement as you enjoy your holiday weekend.