With Labor Day fast approaching, many of us are already beginning to anticipate the end of summer and all its fun activities. However, I suggest this Labor Day taking a look at the meaning of the holiday and what you can do to uphold and honor its original intent while making a difference.
As we observe Labor Day 2011, it's clear that working men and women in the U.S. and Canada are hurting. As more and more money continues to be siphoned off by the wealthiest, the middle class is being decimated.
On Labor Day, let's remember those who work so hard for their families and for our country. And let's be clear that America's strength depends on creating jobs as the first order of business and defending the rights of all Americans at work, whether they are members of a union or not.
Make no mistake: as the public becomes better informed on the causes of the current employment malaise, they will seek out leaders who can correct the imbalance between growing corporate profits and declining payrolls.
Labor Day is upon us, that last family cookout or picnic of the summer. So we'd better fire up both the grill and our handy responses to annoying arguments from that brother-in-law with a PhD in Fox TV.
If your idea of celebrating Labor Day involves cooking and setting up for hours, you've missed the point. There are plenty of tricks to try that will ensure your Labor Day celebration is a hit, without it taking a toll on you.
Labor Day, at its core, is one of our nation's most symbolic national holidays. It recognizes the hard work and sacrifice of generations of Americans, who by virtue of their toil, helped to build our great nation.
Labor Day is a time to be with family and enjoy the end of summer (and maybe spend time stuck in traffic). But I will be doing one more thing on Labor Day this year -- thinking about workers and the state of unions in our country.