Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Labor Day: To the Folks Who Brought Us the Weekend

Yesterday was Labor Day in the U.S.
Its September appearance in the U.S. has a history, unfortunately a bloody one related to the industrialization of the U.S. and workers struggles for freedom, security and basic human rights. Labor Day was originally May 1, and it still is in most countries around the world. Strangely, the May 1 Labor Day started in the U.S. but today is a repressed story in American popular consciousness.

If you're interested in that story, I encourage you to pursue this link back to my May 1 story here.


1 comment:

Steve said...

Sad how quickly we forget. History really is important. Most people, even in Chicago, would go "Haymarket what?"