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Labor Day 2012

Why I Hate Being Accosted With Back-To-School Ads In July

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 09.17.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

I've been noticing that each year the back-to-school craze seems to begin earlier and earlier. Is this because unbeknownst to me (now that my kids are grown) school is starting in July?... Why then, must I be accosted with visions of notebooks and backpacks before I've even made a visit to the beach?

The Hamptons Classic

Toni Haber | Posted 11.06.2012 | New York
Toni Haber

Every year, Labor Day weekend signals the end of summer and time for The Hamptons Classic! This exclusive equestrian event has been going on for almost three decades and it is really something everyone should attend at least once.

Concert Whereabouts (Sept. 4 - Sept. 9)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 11.04.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

Now that you have hopefully, and properly, celebrated the contributions of the labor movement to American society by enjoying a long weekend, it's time to get to work. But not work exactly. Actually, not work at all...

Labor Day and the Myth of Playing by the Rules in NJ

Gordon MacInnes | Posted 11.03.2012 | New York
Gordon MacInnes

Your neighbors who "play by the rules" -- those who work full-time to support their families and give their kids a better chance than they had -- are sliding backwards on this Labor Day.

Heated Discussion After The Charlotte Labor Day Parade

Krzysztof Piotrowski | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Krzysztof Piotrowski

A Ron Paul devotee, an Obama supporter, and an Anarchist have a debate. What starts off as a megaphone blast regarding the controversial National Def...

Labor Day 2012 Marked With Parades, Political Speeches

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH and BRIAN FRIEDMAN | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Parades, picnics and politicians celebrated the American worker on Labor Day, with President Barack Obama seeking votes from Ohio unio...

Biden To Unions: We're With You

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

DETROIT — Vice President Joe Biden had a simple Labor Day message for unionized workers: Stick with President Barack Obama because the other guy...

Jobs Debate A Warm-Up For Greater Battle

AP | DAVID ESPO and BEN FELLER | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Barack Obama consoled victims of Hurricane Isaac along the Gulf Coast on Monday and stoked the enthusiasm of union v...

Secret Service Truck Stolen

AP | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

DETROIT — Detroit police have released photos of a male "person of interest" in the theft of a Secret Service rental truck carrying equipment re...

Bread and Roses: Reflections on Labor Day

Diane Russell | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Diane Russell

When the history books write about the past couple of years, we will be part of the masses they write about -- the ones who stood up against all odds, in solidarity, for what we believed in.

Classic Michigan Labor Photos: A History Of Struggle

Detroit News | Posted 09.03.2012 | Detroit

On October 24, 1929, a day known as "Black Thursday," the New York Stock Exchange crashed and the prosperity of the 1920s reached its end. No state su...

Obama Visits Hurricane Victims On Labor Day

AP | BEN FELLER and KASIE HUNT | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

LaPLACE, La. — President Barack Obama insisted on Monday that the federal government can help Americans in crisis, whether they're autoworkers f...

PHOTOS: Worst DIY Grills

Posted 09.03.2012 | Comedy

Quick, there's only one more official cookout day left! Grab anything that looks like a rack and throw it over some coals STAT! What's that? No, we ...

Labor Day: Team America, Including Workers, Built That

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

President Obama made no claim that he built that by himself. On Labor Day, he recognizes the contributions union and non-union workers made to building this great country. All Americans built that.

Do America's Corporations Care How Much American Workers Earn?

Colin Gordon | Posted 11.03.2012 | Business
Colin Gordon

Despite worries about sagging consumer confidence and shrinking paychecks, business leaders seem unconcerned about the declining standard of living of middle class America, or about the growing number of American families slipping into poverty.

How To Keep Your Pet Safe During Labor Day Festivities

Posted 09.02.2012 | Green

From Vetstreet's Dr. Marty Becker: Labor Day always feels like the last hurrah of summer. Sure, many kids are already back in school and the real l...

19 Ways To Rock Your White Pants

Posted 11.02.2012 | Comedy

Ah, Labor Day. The unofficial mark of the end of Summer, and more importantly, of the time it's deemed seasonally-appropriate to rock white pants. ...

20 Inspirational Quotes For Labor Day Weekend

Posted 09.03.2012 | Healthy Living

Happy Labor Day! Ah, the mark of the summer winding down: maybe the last barbecue, barefoot beach walk or outdoor stargaze of the year. However...

America's Most Stressful Jobs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business

Labor Day is a great time to unwind and draw the summer to a close, especially if your job is one of the most stressful in the country. And what ki...

The Funniest Someecards For Labor Day

Posted 09.01.2012 | Comedy

Someone told us that we should eat whatever we want over Labor Day weekend, because, come Tuesday, there are ten months until summer. That's iron-clad...

PHOTOS: 5 Labor Day Destinations To Avoid

Posted 08.31.2012 | Travel

Labor Day is the last real day of summer so there is always a lof of pressure to wring the maximum amount of joy or relaxation out of those 24 carefre...

Where To Shop & Save This Labor Day

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.02.2012 | Style

While Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of summer (and wearing head-to-toe white), it doesn't mean it's about to get cold outside. So, why not t...

PHOTOS: 10 Last-Minute Specials For Labor Day

Home Away | Posted 10.30.2012 | Travel
Home Away

Don't lament the end of summer -- celebrate it with a last minute getaway that promises to ease you into fall refreshed and ready.