Monday, September 01, 2014

Huffington Post: The Bloody Origin Of Labor Day

Sadly, too many Americans will be grilling hot dogs on Labor Day rather than honoring the history of the holiday


"Most people know Labor Day as an extra day off of work. Fewer know the holiday comes from a time when the government was "offing" workers." Here's the background story, peeps, via the Huffington Post:
Sadly, too many many Americans will be grilling hot dogs, rather than honoring the history of this important American holiday

Added bonus: A few classic ditties to put you in the proper Labor Day mood:
As you "safely and sanely" celebrate today's national holiday, folks, we hope you'll heed this reminder and devote at least a little time to reflect on the "working man," on "labor," and on the important historical contributions of the too-often-maligned "American labor movement."

8 comments:

David W. said...

Ever notice, if it's billionaires uniting to extract the last few pennies from The Poor, no problem. BUT, if The Workers unite for a living wage, The Pea Brains, Bootlickers and Buttsmoochers see communists!

Marko said...

Why white men hate unions: The South, the new workforce and the GOP war on your self-interest

zippy said...

Mom and Dad will be grilling hot dogs in the backyard on Labor Day, as soon as they finish their shift at McDonald’s.

rudizink said...

Added bonus: Top Ten Labor Day Songs

rudizink said...

The True Story Of How One Man Shut Down American Commerce To Avoid Paying His Workers A Fair Wage

Danny said...

Great articles!

Bob Becker said...

Thanks for the song list link. I"d never heard "Fire in the Hole" before. [PS: there are more than ten on the list, and I'm not sure Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" belongs on it.]

Dax said...

I wrote a similar article about the under-appreciated history of Labor Day. Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/mzscwh9

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