Posted 10 months ago on Sept. 2, 2013, 11:18 a.m. EST by shooz
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"While many of us are enjoying a last blast of summer at barbecues, parades or festivals, others will be working on Labor Day.
Firefighters, police officers and nurses will be on duty. Teachers will be preparing lesson plans for the school year that’s about to start. Still others will be behind cash registers or fast-food counters, while businesses and consumers reap the rewards of super sales.
There’s nothing wrong with an extra day off. In fact, the day’s parades celebrate the working class. We wouldn’t have this day, or even weekends off, if it wasn’t for labor unions and activists who fought to end the abuses of business owners and managers who demanded far too many hours of work for far too little pay. If you have the day off, celebrate it — and thank the people who helped make that possible."