Monday, September 03, 2007

Labor Day

"Labor Day differs in every essential way from the other holidays of the year in any country," said Samuel Gompers, founder and longtime president of the American Federation of Labor.
"All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflicts and battles of man's prowess over man, of strife and discord for greed and power, of glories achieved by one nation over another. Labor Day...is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race, or nation."
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.

Here is Green Day singing Working Class Hero if that spins your wheels.
Hope you have the day off and have a great day.

7 comments:

Gawpo said...

Oh, yeah? Well, I'm going to TEAM up with Samuel Gompers and investigate his entire crew. That will make the organization AFL/CSI.

Happy Labor Day.

Gawpo said...

Wait! Almost forgot.

Happy Labor Day........from work. (gotta love the oh-tee)

Rebicmel said...

Wonderful post. Have a great day

lime said...

very informative and excellent post for today. thanks:)

Gawpo said...

2650 until noon

Breazy said...

I like the song, I have always liked Green Day! How are you? I am good.

Have a good week!

neva said...

Green Day and long lazy weekend! works (heh) for me! ; )