Happy Labor Day, you Workers!
by Buck Quigley - posted 12:21 pm, September 1, 2008
You’ve earned it. One day a year, in exchange for all your toil, the Federal and all 50 state governments have agreed to grant you this minor reprieve, to mark the end of another summer you spent working for the MAN.
Here’s an interesting factoid: Did you know that the Noble and Holy Order of the Knights of Labor—the important, all-inclusive 19th century labor organization that put together the original NYC Labor Day parade on September 5, 1882—did not allow bankers, doctors, lawyers, gamblers, stockholders, nor liquor manufacturers to take part in their festivities? Why? Because they were considered unproductive members of society.
Pretty cold, huh?
We hope you all have a wonderful day!