Do you know what Labor Day was established to celebrate?
Me either. Google to the rescue!
According to the US DOL, "Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."
Like many Monday holidays, Labor Day has become a three day weekend for office workers, and an extra weekend day for those making tips. Maybe I'm a little cynical as I write this, but it doesn't really seem like the best way to celebrate workers.
So let's throw the system out. If you were constructing a day to celebrate the labor movement and the success of the American worker, what would you propose? Leave it in the comments. If we get five or more comments, I have two mystery books to send to a pair of lucky winners.
Pretty good odds, folks.