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Fri Aug 30, 2019, 11:47 PM

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!!


" Labor Day 2019

On September 2, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor celebrates and honors the greatest worker in the world the American worker. Labor Day 2019 is the 125th anniversary of Labor Day being celebrated as a national holiday. "

https://www.dol.gov/general/laborday/history
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" Labor Day is more than just a Monday holiday marking the end of summer.

At least it should be. For many of us in the union movement, it's a time to hold Labor Day picnics and rallies and often, as this election year, move full-speed ahead in political action on the way to the November elections. It's also a time to reflect on the sacrifices of those U.S. workers who came before us-especially those who lost their lives in the fight for justice at the workplace.

While the radical origins of May Day are not contested, as labor historian David Montgomery notes:

Labor Day is more a complicated affair.

Only the United States celebrates Labor Day in September. Elsewhere around the globe, nations honor workers on May 1-May Day. "

https://www.iww.org/node/2830
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" Most people living in the United States know little about the International Workers' Day of May Day. For many others there is an assumption that it is a holiday celebrated in state communist countries like Cuba or the former Soviet Union. Most Americans don't realize that May Day has its origins here in this country and is as "American" as baseball and apple pie, and stemmed from the pre-Christian holiday of Beltane, a celebration of rebirth and fertility. "

https://www.iww.org/history/library/misc/origins_of_mayday
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Happy Labor Day Weekend!!!

Enjoy your holiday, you've earned it!

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Tanuki Aug 31 #1
myohmy2 Aug 31 #2
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Sat Aug 31, 2019, 03:32 AM

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Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:43 AM

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Response to myohmy2 (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:06 AM

3. Labor Omnia Vincit.

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Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:04 AM

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Response to myohmy2 (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:39 AM

5. Enjoy it you people back home!

Over here, the first Monday in September is nothing more than the day before either the first or second Tuesday in September.

As the OP pointed out, here in Europe, May 1 is Tag der Arbeit (Labor Day), though some of us (including yours truly) always have to work on that day, no matter what day it falls on.

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