Sep 7 2015
08:52 am
By: WhitesCreek

If you enjoy your day off from labor, well, that's fine and good, but would you take just a moment and think about why we celebrate this day?

The first Labor Day parade is reported to have been in New York in sympathy with workers who had been killed by police in Chicago during a protest that was part of the effort to create the 8 hour work day. That event is called the Haymarket Massacre.

With unions being demonized by conservatives, we chould take a moment or two to realize what life was like for a working person before unions were able to change things. The very fact that you have a two day weekend and this day off is a result of people dying for the cause of worker rights.

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