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Labor Day

Cornell Chicken

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 09.17.2015 | Taste
Linda DeMers Hummel

I was a junior in college before I knew you could cook chicken any way but two. My mother's, which was salted, sprinkled with a touch of pepper, and t...

Machine Labor Day

Scott Santens | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics
Scott Santens

The Labor Movement is back. It was reborn around 2012 with the rise of #Fightfor15, and now that a $15 an hour minimum wage has been adopted into the Democratic platform, and city after city has been adopting higher minimum wages, it appears labor is gaining real ground.

Labor Day Grilling With a Caribbean Twist

Tristan Welch | Posted 09.04.2015 | Taste
Tristan Welch

As a chef, I have always been fascinated by holidays and traditions from around the world because no matter how much they may differ from place to pla...

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...

The Moments You Live For

Ted Harro | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Ted Harro

Figure that out and you have a bond that's stronger than any financial incentive can create. Make it your mission to figure out how to manufacture more of those moments. And by all means, make them for yourself.

Labor Day Special Report: 40-Hour Work Weeks, Weekends and Minimum Wage

Eryc Eyl | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Eryc Eyl

Today is Labor Day in my home country, the United States of America, and in honor of that, I thought it might be fun to take a quick look at some important milestones in labor history.

Labor Day Matters

Rudy López | Posted 09.08.2015 | 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 09.08.2015 | 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.

Bikini-Clad Kourtney Kardashian Wins Labor Day On A Tricycle

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 09.08.2015 | Entertainment

So you spent your Labor Day eating hot dogs on some sand somewhere? Whoop dee doo.  Kourtney Kardashian took the traditionally beach-themed holid...

At Labor Day Rally, Joe Biden Gives Glimpse Of A Biden Candidacy

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 09.07.2015 | Politics

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5 Women Labor Leaders Speak Their Minds on the Future of Labor

Leslie Tolf | Posted 09.09.2015 | Business
Leslie Tolf

"A woman's rights affect everyone's rights. This is happening in sectors where people think it's not -- like manufacturing, where women might get only $11-12 an hour. Collaboration is important, and women need to come together. We also need men supporting this."

Labor Day and Sports: A Tip of the Cap to Collective Bargaining

Warren K. Zola | Posted 09.07.2015 | Sports
Warren K. Zola

When considering the biggest sports law issues making news lately, virtually all of them derive from disagreements between employees and employers. A critical question has always been, to what extent should employees have a say in how their workplace operates?

What Mothers Need on Labor Day, and Every Day

Nanette Fondas | Posted 09.07.2015 | Business
Nanette Fondas

Still, irksome workplace norms and beliefs remain, creating unnecessary stress and high hurdles for mothers. Scholars have been describing and studying different parts of this problem for years. Taken together, their research points to an anti-wish list for mothers.

Labor Day 2015: People Are Sticking Together and Winning Together -- Hopefully for Good

Valarie Long | Posted 09.07.2015 | Business
Valarie Long

In a country where wages have been held down by powerful corporations for decades, and where 42 percent of working people are now paid less than $15 an hour, a growing desire to raise wages is inevitable.

Obama Hits GOP In Appeal To Union Workers On Labor Day

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.07.2015 | Politics

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Joe Biden Tells Union Workers: 'We Build Labor, We Build The Middle Class'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.07.2015 | Politics

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Today, We Honor Working Americans -- But the Republican Budget Doesn't

Shaun Donovan | Posted 09.07.2015 | Politics
Shaun Donovan

The Republican appropriations bills are stacked with ideological provisions known as "riders" that are unrelated to spending levels and weaken basic protections for workers, the backbone of our economy.

Why We Celebrate Labor Day

Mike Quigley | Posted 09.07.2015 | Chicago
Mike Quigley

Instead of focusing on attacking unions and the labor movement, we need to find ways to strengthen and empower workers so we can put more money in the pockets of middle class families. But what does it mean to strengthen and empower workers?

Why I Hate Labor Day

James Altucher | Posted 09.07.2015 | Business
James Altucher

Be honest: Labor Day only means one thing right now. And no matter how old you are, you still feel it deep in your gut: School is about to start and then your life is over.

The Bloody Origin Of Labor Day

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.07.2015 | Politics

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On Labor Day: Corporations Deploy Anti-Worker Weapon

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.07.2015 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Instead of picnicking, Steelworkers in six states will spend this Labor Day picketing the gates of a dozen Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) specialty mills. These 2,200 Steelworkers are not on strike. They never even took a strike vote to threaten a walkout. ATI locked them out of their jobs.

Take These 6 Gadgets on Your Labor Day Road Trip

Christopher Elliott | Posted 09.08.2015 | Technology
Christopher Elliott

Taken together, these gadgets ensure you'll have a better road trip. They'll give you a warning when you're about to run into a speed trap, help you find your destination, allow you to soar through toll booths and recover your stolen vehicle, if necessary.

On Labor Day, Here Are 5 Ways To Help Labor

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 09.06.2015 | Politics

Labor Day isn’t simply a time to fire up the grill and enjoy one last weekend of summer. It’s a day to think about the challenges facing ...

Profit Sharing: Labor's New Opportunity

Joseph Blasi | Posted 09.06.2015 | Business
Joseph Blasi

The stand-out national problem we have today is that in recent decades, profit sharing examples in industry have declined and fallen out of media attention. Profit sharing was commonplace in the first half of the 20th century, but several decades of strong post-World War II growth persuaded many American managers that regular wage and benefit increases could effectively share the wealth with the workforces.

This Labor Day, Stand With Working Women

Frida Berrigan | Posted 09.06.2015 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

Job or not, this Labor Day, I stand with working women -- with Tracy and Raven and Adriana -- who are fighting for the most basic right of all: the right to have a life and make a living.