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Labor Day Weekend

The Forefront Of Progress: California Passes Historic Legislation To Protect Farm Workers

Arturo S. Rodríguez | Posted 09.04.2016 | Latino Voices
Arturo S. Rodríguez

It means a hard working mother or father who rises before dawn in the summer heat or on a freezing winter's day and gets home well after the kids are asleep will finally get the pay they deserve but have been denied.

Frenchtown, NJ: The Best Kept Secret Weekend Destination | Posted 08.30.2016 | Travel

For more great car-free getaway ideas, visit This August, instead of following the hoi polloi to the east end or upstate New York, cons...

Nothing Will Ever Be As Cool As Jumping A Car On Fire Into Water

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.09.2015 | Weird News

How was your Labor Day? Ours was pretty good: did some beach vibes, watched some Netflix -- OH MY GOD IS THAT A CAR ON FIRE CAREENING INTO A POND?! In...

Labor Day Matters

Rudy López | Posted 09.08.2016 | Religion
Rudy López

The idea of "Labor Day" was birthed as a way for the nation to acknowledge the need for safer working conditions and respect and dignity for all workers. As Labor Day celebrations grew across the nation, calls for a national holiday succeeded shortly after the Pullman strike of 1894.

Finding Rest on Labor Day

Maura Sweeney | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics
Maura Sweeney

I always thought Labor Day was created as a holiday of rest from labor but I was surprised to learn just the opposite. A national holiday since 1882, Labor Day pays tribute to the American worker and focuses on the virtues of work rather than a vacation from it.

3 Effective Ways to Avoid Social Media Envy This Labor Day

Avelist | Posted 09.04.2016 | Media

Co-authored by Carly Alaimo, Content Manager at Avelist It's inevitable: this Labor Day weekend, social media will blow up with everything you're m...

Why Labor Day Matters

Ralph Nader | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics
Ralph Nader

To many, the true meaning of Labor Day has been lost―it's merely a three-day vacation weekend. Labor Day is the time to push for long-overdue action. It's a moment for the nation to shine a light upon the rights and plights of workers and recognize the need to strengthen labor laws.

Back to Base-ics: On the Road for the Hiring Our Heroes Education Tour

Dakota Meyer | Posted 09.04.2016 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Every year, more than 200,000 service men and women transition from the military to the civilian workforce, and most are inevitably challenged by that jump. So as we head into another fall, I'm thinking a lot about these men and women.

Tips For Taking The Work Out Of A Labor Day Cookout

Steven Raichlen | Posted 09.04.2016 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Labor Day pays homage to the American workforce, but there's no reason you should have to spend the whole day laboring behind the grill and not enjoy your own party--even if you're cooking for a crowd.

14 Easy Labor Day Recipes

PureWow | Posted 09.04.2016 | Taste

It's here, folks: the end of the summer. But before you dust off your winter coat, rejoice in the deliciousness that is the Labor Day barbecue. From deviled eggs to baked s'mores, these recipes couldn't be simpler -- or more mouthwatering.

Here's Why You Get A Break From Work On Labor Day

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

If you're not in the office on Labor Day, thank your company. But government policy may have played a role in that as well, even if you aren't a feder...

DIY Guide to the Ultimate Labor Day Weekend

This Old House | Posted 09.03.2016 | HuffPost Home
This Old House

Our pals over at The Snug have some intel on the most wanted DIY for the ultimate Labor Day weekend. Check it out!

From Receptionists to Rocket Scientists, MANPOWER Undermines Higher Wages

Mary Bottari | Posted 09.03.2016 | Politics
Mary Bottari

In 2013, a U.S. Senate committee exposed the fact that too many federal contractors are violating federal wage laws and health and safety standards, yet continue to profit off of U.S. taxpayers with repeat contracts.

Listen Up: Labor Day Weekend Provides Variety of Opportunities to Discover New Music, Help Struggling Communities

Lisa Snedeker | Posted 09.02.2016 | Entertainment
Lisa Snedeker

Tired of listening to the same old music? Make plans to attend Front Porch Fest at the Spirit Haven Farm in Stuart, Virginia, over Labor Day weekend and you'll not only be exposed to some new tunes, you'll be helping out a struggling community.

Remember the Direct-Care Workforce This Labor Day: Our Long-Term Care Depends on It

Robert Espinoza | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Robert Espinoza

Direct-care workers provide daily personal care and other supportive services to individuals with functional limitations. While nursing homes and long-term care facilities continue to rely on this workforce, by 2022, two in three direct-care workers will work in home and community-based settings.

How the Personal Finance Experts Are Saving Money on Labor Day Celebrations | Posted 08.28.2016 | HuffPost Home

The last hurrah before summer comes to an end, Labor Day weekend can take a bite out of your budget. If paying bills and saving for retirement has left you low on cash, we feel you. Here's how some of us are saving this Labor Day weekend.

The 10 Best Last-Minute Labor Day Getaways

Oyster | Posted 08.26.2016 | Travel

Okay, don't hate us for bringing this up, but summer is almost over. The official final day of the season isn't till September 22, but most largely associate the end of summer Fridays, summer beach days, summer lazy days -- you name it -- with that dreaded Tuesday following Labor Day.

10 Ways To Save Money Before Labor Day

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.05.2016 | Money

Labor Day is only about a month away, which means summer is coming to an end. It also means your bank account might be bracing for a hit as you squeeze in a trip, start stocking up on back-to-school items for your children or send your kid off to college.

6 Budget-Friendly Labor Day Getaways | Posted 07.22.2016 | Travel

Labor Day weekend is a great time to escape. But not all destinations are created equal. In fact, some places are much more expensive to fly to over Labor Day weekend than others. We rounded up 6 great flight options, where prices are cheaper and free activities abound.

5 Unexpected Grilling Recipes To Fire Up This Summer

Rachel Hollis | Posted 07.14.2016 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

It's summer time and if you're not grilling on the weekends, or shoot, even the weekdays, you really should be.

Great North Music and Arts Festival 2015

Morena Duwe | Posted 06.05.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

From the arid festivals of California to the moist air of the Midwest and the verdant locales of the East Coast, the festival community is creating a home for its patrons in every corner of the United States and beyond.

Obama Snubbed At Top Golf Clubs

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

A few of New York’s elite golf clubs wouldn’t let President Barack Obama play over Labor Day weekend because they didn’t want to inconvenience t...

Celebrities Emerging From Water Because Hey ... It's Labor Day!

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 09.01.2014 | Entertainment

It's Labor Day weekend, everybody! Which means it's your last chance to catch some seaside rays before the official end of summer. But in case you're ...

8 Unforgettable Lessons We Learned From Our First Jobs

Next Avenue | Liza Kaufman-Hogan | Posted 02.26.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Liza Kaufman-Hogan What was your first job? Serving fast food, delivering newspapers, cleaning hotel rooms, picking ...

19 Women Who Have A Very Complicated Relationship With Grills

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 07.02.2015 | Women

This weekend, women around the nation may encounter a foreign cooking device traditionally used to bring meat and accompanying fare to a temperature s...