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Labor Day 2013

Alt-Labor Day, 2013

Amy B. Dean | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

At a time when traditional unions are on the decline, scrappy organizing campaigns among low-wage workers, sometimes called "alt-labor," are capturing the national spotlight.

For This Labor Day We Need a Main Street Contract for the American People

Deborah Burger | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Deborah Burger

In a week in which we honored the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington, this year's Labor Day is a good time to reflect on the broader vision of what it means to be a union member and a working class American.

Labor Day Thanks to the Freedom Fighters

Christine Pelosi | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

This Labor Day comes at a time when public and private sector unions are under attack as never before. But today we fight back.

8 Inspiring Labor Day Quotes

Posted 09.02.2013 | Healthy Living

This Labor Day weekend, we'll be sure to savor every last drop of summer with backyard barbecues, extended sandy beach walks and some time in the sun....

9 Ways We're Better Off Now Than We Were On The First Labor Day

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 09.03.2013 | Business

In 1894, when Congress created the holiday now known as Labor Day, the world was a different place -- indeed, many states were still just baby territ...

7 Legendary Animals To Honor On Labor Day

Posted 09.02.2013 | Green

From Vetstreet's Melanie Kramer and Shayna Meliker: This Labor Day, not only do we want to pay homage to the hardworking humans of America, but we ...

We Shall Overcome

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Connected by the vital need to improve the lot of America's middle class, workers in solidarity shall overcome threats to their right to collectively bargain for better wages, safer working conditions and decent benefits.

Reflecting On Work For Labor Day

Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion

Happy Labor Day! Labor Day began in 1894 to celebrate the social and economic contributions of workers. As you enjoy a day without work, here are s...

The Forgotten Religious Background Of The Labor Movement

Religion News Service | Adon Taft | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Of the 10 holidays recognized by the federal government, the future status of two – Labor Day and Christmas – may be short-lived. And, perha...

From a Moment to a Movement

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

A happy Labor Day to all -- a day for a last summer outing to the beach, a three-day weekend to shop the sales, or maybe just a day to stay home and get ready for the school year. And, oh yeah, a day to honor working people. As Labor Day weekend approached, fast food workers in at least 50 cities went on one-day strikes to demand a living wage. One double-edged analogy that comes to mind is the Occupy movement. It created a venue to confront the chasms of inequality in American society and the power of Wall Street. But what Occupy did not do was to translate into a durable politics that led to real reform. That's what the fast food movement needs to do.

Your Ultimate Labor Day 6-Pack

Imbibe | Posted 10.31.2013 | Taste

As we get ready to fire up the grill and settle in for a suds-soaked holiday weekend, we've pulled together a mixed six-pack of some of our favorite picks.

The Depressing Reality About Labor Day | Posted 08.31.2013 | Business

Will you be barbecuing this Labor Day, or slaving away at the office? ...

You Need To Relax This Weekend. Here's How.

Posted 08.31.2013 | Healthy Living

If you're planning to get ahead on next week's workload this holiday weekend, we're here to offer a really crucial word of advice: Don't. If you r...

7 Last-Minute Labor Day Getaway Ideas For Couples

Posted 08.30.2013 | Weddings

By Irene Jay for Looking to head out for one awesome end-of-summer hurrah but not sure where to go? We did the planning for you. So ...

The Least Laboring of Days

Will Durst | Posted 10.30.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

Because of Labor Day's peculiar calendar placement, it has morphed into not so much a celebration as a seasonal signal flag. Here lies the tired, dried-up body of summer.

What Low-Wage Workers Need Most

Robert Reich | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Robert Reich


13 Labor Day Jokes

Posted 08.30.2013 | Comedy

Labor Day is the perfect time to reflect on the end of summer, the American labor system and how sweet it is to get a Monday off (if you have the luxu...

Labor Day Weekend: 4 Reasons To Staycation

Caitlyn Becker | Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel
Caitlyn Becker

The end of summer is here (don't cry -- there is another one coming next year, I promise.) While everyone is crawling through bumper-to-bumper traffic to squeeze in their last summer getaway, I will be staycationing at home this Labor Day.

Do You Have Plans For Labor Day? (POLL)

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

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Top 10 Labor Day 2013 Destinations | Posted 10.12.2013 | Travel

Labor Day is often considered to be the last long weekend primed for summer travel, so it isn't surprising that so many Americans head to the airport at the end of August/early September for a final summer jaunt.