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Ten Troubling Labor Day Stats 2015

Bill Quigley | Posted 09.06.2015 | Politics
Bill Quigley

This widely reported "official" number overlooks the millions of people unemployed for more than a year, nor does it count those who are working part-time and looking for full-time work. The Department of Labor monthly report which includes people working part-time and looking for full-time work shows the real rate of unemployment.

3 Effective Ways to Avoid Social Media Envy This Labor Day

Avelist | Posted 09.07.2015 | 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...

Five Ways to Honor the American Worker this Labor Day

Carla Javits | Posted 09.05.2015 | Impact
Carla Javits

The essence of this special day is about acknowledging the strength, skill, persistence and even artistry demonstrated every time any job is done well. It's something we too readily forget in a world that seems to be more and more dominated by fame, fortune and reality television.

Employers Take Note: People with Autism Ideally Suited to Fill Critical STEM Jobs

Carol Glazer | Posted 09.05.2015 | Education
Carol Glazer

Is it just me, or do you also feel like it's only a matter of time until an account gets hacked and all of your personal data stolen? Seemingly each w...

Why Labor Day Matters

Ralph Nader | Posted 09.05.2015 | 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.

Workplace Violence a Growing Problem for Health Care Workers

Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Nurses and other health care workers, like law enforcement officers, are guardians of our communities, and their welfare demands protection. A first step is acknowledging and reporting the problems.

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

Dakota Meyer | Posted 09.04.2015 | 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.

Labor Day Is About More Than Good BBQ

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

September 5th, 1882, was a Tuesday. That day, five local unions in New York City reserved the city's largest park for a massive celebration of its lab...

7 Ways to Avoid Death Via the Rat Race

James Calder | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
James Calder

In case you haven't figured it out, the rat race is real, and it can be very dangerous to your health and soul. Whether you work for someone or own ...

The Writer-Detective Team

Tracy Strauss | Posted 09.04.2015 | Books
Tracy Strauss

A writing mentor once told me, "To be a writer [of memoir] is to be a very good detective." Like a detective, the memoir writer finds the tension points, the contradictions, and the core story.

This Labor Day, Americans Deserve A Raise And Fair Trade

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

We can afford to pay workers fairly and it is the right thing to do. We also need equal pay for equal work. Today, women, on average, still earn only 78 cents for every dollar earned by men. It is even less for women of color -- for African-American women it's 64 cents and for Latinas it's 55 cents. This is unacceptable.

Tips For Taking The Work Out Of A Labor Day Cookout

Steven Raichlen | Posted 09.04.2015 | 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.

Dr. King Supported Workers' Rights

Andrew Wilkes | Posted 09.04.2015 | Religion
Andrew Wilkes

Labor Day celebrates the dignity of work across America. The first Labor Day celebration took place within New York City on September 5th, 1882.

Labor Day 2015: Workers Getting Organized

Frank Islam | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business
Frank Islam

On this Labor Day 2015, there are nascent signs that workers may be gaining a little ground.

This Labor Day, Let's Not Just Honor Workers -- Let's Fight for Them

Nancy Altman | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Each year, we set aside one day, Labor Day, to honor American workers, who put in extremely long hours and are incredibly productive. That is the least we should do. We can and should do much more.

14 Easy Labor Day Recipes

PureWow | Posted 09.08.2015 | 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 fede...

Top 5 Barbecue Tools for Grill Masters | Posted 09.03.2015 | Taste

Labor Day weekend is an excellent time for one last summer barbecue blowout. But if you aren't equipped with the right tools, you may as well turn the burners off and order take out. Luckily, our collection of must-have grilling products makes it easy to serve perfectly cooked meats.

DIY Guide to the Ultimate Labor Day Weekend

This Old House | Posted 09.03.2015 | 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 09.03.2015 | 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.

Top 5 Reasons the Workforce Is More Important Than Ever

Dr. Alan Kadish | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics
Dr. Alan Kadish

Labor Day was first established in 1885 to celebrate the socio-economic achievements of the American worker. One hundred thirty years later, that message has largely been lost, as most Americans see the day as little more than one last respite before the unofficial end of the summer.

Parents: Enjoy Labor Day. Oh, Right, You Have Kids

Liesl Testwuide | Posted 09.03.2015 | Parents
Liesl Testwuide

To parents who want to provide a memorable Labor Day weekend for your children, I wish you well. After you vacuum the minivan, drop the dog at the kennel, and hunt down one damn DVD that isn't scratched to death, you might want to toss out your laminated itinerary, bedazzle your noise-reducing headphones and prepare for Plan B.

Gift Yourself a 'Staycation' This Labor Day!

Candy Spelling | Posted 09.03.2015 | HuffPost Home
Candy Spelling

Take a day to unplug and do something special just for you. Is there a cooking class you always wanted to take? How about a spa day? Or simply treat yourself to a lazy day of being pampered with a mani-pedi, massage or facial.

Correction Officers' Unions Essential to Criminal Justice Reform

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 09.03.2015 | Crime
Chandra Bozelko

For too long, people have assumed that correction officers' unions, by their very nature, must oppose justice reform. This assumption is based on the belief that decarceration is a zero-sum game and unions benefit from mass incarceration. But this isn't true; strong correctional unions are essential to justice reform.

Labor Day Weekend: Music, Art & All-You-Can-Eat Tacos in Chinatown

Lisa Derrick | Posted 09.03.2015 | Los Angeles
Lisa Derrick

I wake up early some Sundays with a fierce craving that lures me into Boyle Heights. I have to eat Carnitas El Momo Acosta, consistently voted one of ...