Tag Archives: Labor Day

It’s Labor Day in the U.S.A.

Labor Day is one of the rare official holidays that is not focused on one particular, noteworthy historical person, national milestone, or religious observance. At its core, Labor Day salutes the everyday working person. The very history of instituting the … Continue reading

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Work, Work, Work

We’ve already reached Labor Day this year. Today is one of the holidays I see as marking the end of one season and the dawning of a new one. It’s also a commemoration of workers, the real movers and shakers … Continue reading

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Thinking About Work

I quit working after the first day of the first job that promised a regular paycheck. At the tender age of 17, I was hired as a mechanic’s floor assistant at the local Ford dealership in my hometown. What the … Continue reading

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Happy Labour/Labor Day

Perhaps you are fortunate enough to have the day off today, in order to celebrate Labor Day, the misunderstood holiday that we celebrate on the first Monday in September. Americans are vaguely aware of a sanitized version regarding the roots … Continue reading

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International Labour Day

I bet that most Americans are not aware that May Day is one of our most misunderstood, unappreciated holidays. Not only has the true meaning of the day honoring workers been sanitized and moved, but other, unofficial proclamations have been … Continue reading

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May Day Emasculated

The first few memorable May Days in my life involved a practice called “Maying”.  As first, second and third graders, we constructed baskets woven from strips of colorful construction paper.  We were given plastic “grass” to line the basket, then … Continue reading

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