We are at a moment when the rules and institutions we have lived by at every level no longer work. And we need to let them go slowly and begin to build a whole new system and new relationships with each other.
Labor is on the mind of our students and their families in a more general sense this year. The awful job situation in the United States has lasted far too long, and each year frosh begin their college years hoping it will be better by the time they graduate.
This Labor Day, let's resolve to change the system that once was needed but is no more. All of our great labors day in and day out aside, our schools and public institutions need the right to put results and effort first.
With 9.1 percent of the nation's labor force desperately seeking work, what can we take away from this national holiday? Here, a roundup of what editorial boards at newspapers around the country are highlighting this weekend.
What a terrible irony this Labor Day that under America's first African-American president, black unemployment has risen to its highest level since the early Reagan years, and decades of black progress on homeownership have been wiped out.
We are experiencing a jobless recovery and neither the administration nor Congress has demonstrated a sustained interest in unemployment. To grasp the full severity, we should closely examine an important statistic -- the unemployment rate.
Eat well this Labor Day. Thank our food chain colleagues for their sacrifices. But with that thanks, also make a shared commitment for a food system based on justice and health and not one that can verge on exploitation.
During Hot Dog Season, Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans typically consume 7 billion hot dogs! And while hot dogs are not exactly a health professional's favorite food, you don't have to ditch your dog completely this Labor Day.