Why the Real Labor Day Is May 1

Tracing Labor Day’s conservative roots, we’re reminded that the holiday was established in 1894, by President Grover Cleveland “as a way to de-escalate class tension following the Pullman Strike, during which as many as ninety workers were gunned down by thousands of US Marshals serving at the pleasure of railway tycoon George Pullman, one of the time’s most hated industrial barons.”

Ralph Nader: Labor Day Is a Time to Mobilize

Shining Light on the Rights and Plights of Workers by RALPH NADER  September 2, 2013  Counterpunch.org For far too many Americans, Labor Day is simply another day off, another store sale and another small parade. The meaning of the holiday has been dulled by both rampant commercialism and public apathy. Where is the passion for More

This Labor Day We Need Protest Marches Rather than Parades, by Robert Reich

This Labor Day We Need Protest Marches Rather than Parades Robert Reich Labor Day is traditionally a time for picnics and parades. But this year is no picnic for American workers, and a protest march would be more appropriate than a parade. Not only are 25 million unemployed or underemployed, but American companies continue to More

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