The Meaning Of Labor Day

Posted by | September 7, 2009 10:12 | Filed under: Top Stories

h/t to Hoffmania for reminding us that Labor Day is more than the end of summer, and has meaning in addition to the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy.




· An eight hour workday

· A five day work week

· Paid sick days, vacation days, and holidays

· Family and medical leave

· Health, life, and disability insurance

· A pension

· Safe and healthy working conditions

· Proper job training




Unions have campaigned for the minimum wage, wage and hour laws, ending child labor, and workers’ rights and privacy on the job. Wages for union workers in all types of occupations are higher than for non-union workers. If you benefit from any of these things, THEN THANK A UNION MEMBER.


Too often, unions are mocked and denounced, but we forget the rights workers have today because of what unions and their members have fought for.  So, THANK YOU, unions and union members, for making America a better place to work and live.

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