When Labor Day was originally proposed by the Central Labor Union of New York back in 1882, its real purpose was to serve as a tribute to the working class — the men and women whose physical, and largely manual, labor had built the country
First Labor Day Parade PhiladelphiaAt a time when too many people are unemployed, Labor Day also can remind us that having a job — whether white or blue-collar, managerial or administrative, bureaucratic or entrepreneurial — is a precious thing. We should not take it for granted, but celebrate that we have the opportunity to “labor” (and to barbecue).

What is the meaning of Labor Day for you?


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