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Labor Day

America Deserves a Raise

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 10.31.2012 | Money
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

There can be no better way to honor the American worker then to support an increase in the minimum wage to a living wage of at least $10 per hour. That would be one Happy Labor Day.

This Labor Day, Let's Ask Congress to Stop Employers from Discriminating Against Pregnant Workers

Debra L. Ness | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

This Labor Day, all members of Congress should think about what's at stake for women, families and our economy when discrimination against pregnant workers goes unaddressed.

Labor Day: Changing our Attitudes

Alan Uke | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business
Alan Uke

We need to change our attitudes about what kind of products we buy, and what kind of jobs are good enough for our children. We need to have a serious national discussion on the role of manufacturing and industry in creating national wealth and stability.

The Best Labor Day Sales

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 08.31.2012 | Money

Labor Day is here. And though you'll have to put your white pants away in storage until next season, you may also want to keep your wallet handy for s...

5 Easy Cocktails For Your Labor Day Barbecue

Liquor.com | Posted 10.30.2012 | Taste
Liquor.com

This Monday (we hope), you're getting a much-needed (and much-deserved) day off. And we also hope you'll be celebrating with a delicious cocktail in hand.

9 Labor Day Grill Favorites

Food52 | Posted 10.31.2012 | Taste
Food52

For most children, Labor Day is a bittersweet holiday; it is a last hurrah that signals summer's impending end. For grown-ups, however, this holiday is much more exciting. It promises a day off, a cold cocktail, and a chance to shine at the grill. Whether you're a novice griller or a seasoned professional, here are 10 fresh ideas for putting your grill to good use and throwing your most impressive backyard barbecue to date.

10 Labor Day Desserts

Food52 | Posted 10.31.2012 | Taste
Food52

What's the best part of Labor Day weekend? We say: dessert. Here are 10 desserts that will make your celebration even sweeter -- and will let you taste the last that summer has to offer.

Fourth Quarter: A Sprint to the Line

Gary A. Officer | Posted 10.31.2012 | Impact
Gary A. Officer

It is widely understood that the fourth quarter, or the sprint to the line, represents the proverbial "make or break" for the business and nonprofit sectors.

Look for the Union Label for Your Labor Day BBQ

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.31.2012 | Small Business
Peter Dreier

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

If the Labor Movement Doesn't Speak Up for Workers, Who Will? The Koch Brothers?

María Elena Durazo | Posted 10.31.2012 | Los Angeles
María Elena Durazo

Big insurance companies and corporate health care have huge voices in Sacramento. Yet it was union nurses who gave patients a voice in Sacramento. Union nurses got lawmakers to pass groundbreaking nurse-patient ratios to ensure patients receive adequate nursing care.

Labor Day and the Future of America

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

We must do more to insure that future Americans live in a country where their voices can be heard and their freedom is secure. This Labor Day, and throughout the crucial next two months, we must show that we are equal to the task.

Labor Day 2012 and the Election of 2012: It's Inequality, Stupid

Robert Reich | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

Republicans claim the rich are job creators. Nothing could be further from the truth. To create jobs, businesses need customers. But the rich spend only a small fraction of what they earn. The real job creators are the vast middle class, whose spending drives the economy and creates jobs.

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...

10 Simple Recipes For A Stress-Free Labor Day

Imbibe | Posted 10.30.2012 | Taste
Imbibe

Got big plans for the Labor Day weekend? Whether you're hosting a barbecue or heading over to a friend's, keep your holiday weekend as low-key and stress-free as possible with these 10 quick and easy recipes that'll give you a chance to fully kick back and relax.

Healthy & Vegan Labor Day Recipes

Carolyn Scott | Posted 10.30.2012 | Taste
Carolyn Scott

It's time to say goodbye to summer and hello to school, busy schedules, turning leaves and chilly weather. Let loose this weekend and have a great time, and try these light and luscious recipes for your final summer soiree.

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...

Pro-Choice and Pro-Labor and Therefore Truly Pro-Life

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

I am appalled by the rash of regressive legislation and proposed legislation that would restrict women's reproductive health choices. I am a feminist. And that makes me radically pro-life.

Grill Shish Kebab Labor Day Weekend or Anytime

Laura Kumin | Posted 10.30.2012 | Taste
Laura Kumin

Food-on-a-stick is great fun to eat. Chicken grilled on a skewer, also known as chicken shish kebab, is easy to make and delicious -- a lovely summer dinner with couscous and green salad.

Give Labor a Fair Shake

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 10.30.2012 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Unions are still locked in the anti-business mindset of the past. Most workers today are looking for opportunity, not combat. Now the question is - how do we turn this thing around?

Cheap Labor Day Eats Around The US

Courtney Scott | Posted 10.30.2012 | Travel
Courtney Scott

One of the most enticing aspects of travel is the chance to dine on some of the finest dishes in town. But a rich dining experience doesn't mean you have to be rich.

Do You Know Your Family Health History? Find Out on Labor Day Weekend

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 10.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Most of us don't realize that our family tree plays a pretty important role in determining our own health. Beyond Dad's freckles, Mom's blue eyes and Grandma's math gene, what else has been passed down for generations? Health issues are inherited and knowing your history is critical.

5 Ways To Add Avocado To Every Meal

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 10.29.2012 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

Labor Day is as good a time as any to get your avocado on. Try one of these ideas as part of your BBQ spread, or keep them in your back pocket for back to school season.

Labor Day Summer Teff Salad With Chia Dressing

Amie Valpone | Posted 10.28.2012 | Taste
Amie Valpone

When I make this, one of my all-time favorite salads, I like to keep things simple. It includes teff, fresh vegetables, orange juice and crispy lettuce. A sweet chia dressing tops it all off.

Even More Labor Day Travel Ideas

Tracy Christoph | Posted 10.29.2012 | Travel
Tracy Christoph

Autumn is my favorite time for short weekend or day escapes. So many towns have seasonal celebrations from craft and farmer's markets to state fairs and sprawling corn mazes. These day- or weekend-long festivals are such a lovely way to take in the sights, sounds and tastes of fall.

10 Tips For Entertaining A Crowd This Labor Day

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erdos | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Summer entertaining is a great opportunity to catch up with family and friends over great food -- and Labor Day gives us that last chance to say goodb...