A history of Labor Day- It is not about hotdogs

Headlines in the papers tell us of striking fast food workers taking to the streets for higher wages. Unions are supporting them. For the first time in a long time there is something current that aligns with the original intent of Labor Day. Today, Labor Day is not really about what it was originally intended. …

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The How and Why Labor Day Came to Be

  Headlines in the papers tell us of striking fast food workers taking to the streets for higher wages. Unions are supporting them. For the first time in a long time there is something current that aligns with the original intent of Labor Day. Today, Labor Day is not really about what it was originally …

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History of Labor Day- Updated

My local paper has a headline that reads “On Labor Day, U.S. workers insecure” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sunday, September 02, 2012.) The article deals with the state of the economy and the losses that workers of all ilk have suffered. With multiple generations, global pressures, deregulation of industries, and the decline of unions “a lot …

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