Enjoy your Labor Day, but….

Enjoy your Labor Day, but….

Don’t forget about the workers’ rights movement that earned us all a fairer workplace. Here are a few quick reads to help you brush up on workers’ rights issues, past and present:

1)Doing our part…

2) Why we celebrate Labor Day, a holiday that had a violent start

So long summer of 2018.

You sizzled us, you soaked us, you satiated us. And like every other summer season, your sprint to Monday – Labor Day – seemed a blur….Read more here…

3) The searing photos that helped end child labor in America

He arrived at the coal mines, textile mills and industrial factories dressed in a three-piece suit. He wooed those in charge, asking to be let in. He was just a humble Bible salesman, he claimed, who wanted to spread the good word to the laborers inside...Read more here…

4) 10 Ways to Honor the Real Spirit of Labor Day

Those of us lucky enough to get Labor Day off are justifiably excited about the holiday weekend: It’s a rare three-day break in the nonstop hell that is capitalism, millions of us will be going on vacation, and it marks the unofficial end of summer (exciting for those of us who hate humidity, sweat, and not being able to comfortably wear a hoodie). Read more here…