As we all prepare our vodka-melon balls and pour oil into our Jet-Skis and make certain three days are three VERY IMPORTANT DAYS for the maintenance of our personal well beings, it’s important to note that you wouldn’t have weekends, or a lack of unfair child labor or even a solid minimum wage (not to mention benefits, rights, etc.) if those who came before us didn’t FIGHT to make life a livable thing, while still including the fact that we should all work to do our part. We’re not on a socialist soapbox here (though, surely some of you will think so — and have in the past), but sustaining a society isn’t all Jesus and roses and city council meetings, you know? Anyway, at the risk of ruining your pool party, here is a brief history of Labor Day from the internetz. And here is a song: Yes, we’re mentioning unions. Which, even in this right-to-work state, are doing as much as possible to hold your employer to some standard, even if that employer is making you operate more like an automaton than you are comfortable with being. Why? Because, in Florida (and many other places, actually), people can’t […]
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