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Labor Day

Never Forget: The Destruction Of Occidental College 9/11 Memorial

Khanh Ho | Posted 09.27.2016 | Impact
Khanh Ho

Can we see how this concern about forgetting is uppermost in the minds of young students as they enter into the Back To School Season? After all, everything in our culture is telling them to forget. Even memorials themselves are memorials that are at base memorials of forgetting.

We Need To Value Black Women's Labor

Linda Meric | Posted 09.14.2016 | Women
Linda Meric

Fifty-three years after Americans were promised equal pay, Black women are still far behind. But it is not too late to make up the difference. Let's move forward from this Labor Day demanding change.

Native Rights Rising: Standing Tall At Standing Rock

Tom Weis | Posted 09.13.2016 | Green
Tom Weis

Just as the conscience of America was jolted awake by the shocking images of peaceful civil rights defenders being violently set upon in the '60s, so is it being aroused today by the horrifying sight of peaceful native rights defenders being brutalized.

How Cooking And Eating With Others Can Heal The Adult Self

Judith Newton | Posted 09.12.2016 | Fifty
Judith Newton

Eating what is cooked and served in a caring way evokes one of our first experiences of feeling at home in the world, the experience of being fed by another being. That is one reason that cooking and eating with others can heal the adult self.

How To Wear White After Labor Day

GQ | Posted 09.07.2016 | Style
GQ

By Megan Gustashaw for GQ. In 2016 you can pretty much wear whatever you want, whenever you want. It wouldn’t be unusual to see a guy wearing a slim...

Love's Labor Nearly Lost

Natalie d'Aubermont Thompson | Posted 09.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Natalie d'Aubermont Thompson

May we enter the fall knowing that our labor, emotionally and physically, has not been in vain; to remember that there are still people out there willing to make lifelong covenants to each other.

Maximize Your Largest Source of Wealth This Labor Day

Douglas P. McCormick | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
Douglas P. McCormick

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the chart below is worth several million dollars. It shows that the largest source of wealth is not your money...

Eight Labor Days

Debra L. Ness | Posted 09.07.2016 | Women
Debra L. Ness

Today is the eighth and final Labor Day the country will celebrate with Barack Obama as its president. As we pay tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our nation, it's well worth taking a moment to appreciate this president's deep and enduring commitment to equal opportunity for women in the workplace and the impact it has had.

Why A Four-Day Work Week Is Not Good For Your Health

The Conversation US | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

A four-day week causes workers to squeeze more hours than usual into a day. For workers who are already prone to overwork, the additional burden of compressing five days into four could literally break the camel's - or worker's - back.

Look for the Union Label for Your Labor Day Picnic or BBQ

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.05.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

American families should look for the union label when buying items for their Labor Day party or cookout.

Meatless Monday: Go with the Grain -- it's Whole Grains Month

Ellen Kanner | Posted 09.05.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Happy Labor Day and happy Whole Grains Month. From amaranth, the It whole grain of the moment, to old friends like brown rice and oats, they're all wi...

Enjoy Your Day Off For Labor Day (Unless You're A Low-Wage Worker)

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.05.2016 | Politics

Labor Day is a time to celebrate the U.S. labor movement and all its hard-won victories ― including holidays, like Labor Day itself. And yet nearly ...

John Oliver Lists The Habits We Should Actually Ban After Labor Day

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 09.05.2016 | Comedy

John Oliver fully backs the concept of not doing certain things after Labor Day. In fact, the “Last Week Tonight” host wants to apply the ban on w...

This Labor Day: Think Big

Robert Kuttner | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

There is no doubt that the economy could provide better jobs for more people. The problem is that political assumptions of what's possible preclude the policies we need.

On This Labor Day, Hillary Clinton And The Democrats Fight For Workers While Donald Trump And The GOP Wage War

Nancy Altman | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics
Nancy Altman

We are the wealthiest country in the world at the wealthiest moment in our history. Shamefully, we have tens of millions of people living in poverty.

Labor Day Weekend: 17 Party-Friendly Recipes

Jennifer Segal | Posted 09.04.2016 | Taste
Jennifer Segal

It's time to say sayonara to summer with a Labor Day bash and lots of good food. So fire up the grill and cap off the season with a killer cookout. From Old Bay shrimp salad to juicy steakhouse burgers, all of these foolproof recipes will make your summer send-off unforgettable.

This Labor Day - Make Safety a Priority in Your Workplace

Deborah Hersman | Posted 09.05.2016 | Business
Deborah Hersman

Labor Day is a time to pay tribute to the contributions workers have made to the prosperity of our country. But you probably don't think about workplace safety much. Most of us show up to work each day and we take it for granted that we will return home safely.

This Day, Some Well-Earned Respect For Factory Workers

Scott Paul | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics
Scott Paul

Workers deserve more than lip service. They deserve economic opportunity, and they deserve respect. What should that mean for politicians? Practice what you preach.

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.

Jeremiah Brent Shares 7 Tips For Entertaining On Labor Day

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.03.2016 | Queer Voices

Jeremiah Brent’s forthcoming television project is not only his most ambitious yet, it’s also a certified labor of love. The 31-year-old and his h...

Labor Day: A Celebration Of Workers

Keith Mestrich | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Keith Mestrich

Labor Day is a celebration of workers' accomplishments in America, and represents the best parts of our nation's devotion to protecting our workers from corporate abuse.

This Labor Day, Remember That Martin Luther King's Last Campaign Was for Workers' Rights

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Most Americans today know that Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968, but few know why he was there. King went to Memphis to support African American garbage workers, who were on strike to protest unsafe conditions, abusive white supervisors, and low wages -- and to gain recognition for their union. Their picket signs relayed a simple but profound message: "I Am A Man."

Who Benefits From Strong Unions? Everyone.

Rep. Mark Pocan | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics
Rep. Mark Pocan

As we approach Labor Day, we should all remember the words of the late, great US Senator Paul Wellstone, "We all do better when we all do better." This clearly is the mission of the labor movement.

For Military Spouses, Labor Day Isn't Always A Picnic

Leigh Searl | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Leigh Searl

For military spouses, Labor Day is another reminder of the professional disparity between having a civilian career path versus being a military dependent and one's opportunity to "labor."

Labor Day - One of The Most Noble of American Holidays

Mark Steber | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

For the American worker, Labor Day is a national tribute to the hard work done all year long. Almost a decade ago - in what has become known as the G...