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Monday, September 07, 2020

The form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday -- a street parade to exhibit to the public -- the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations" of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.

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The character of the Labor Day celebration has changed in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics, and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.

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 pays tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership " the American worker.

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"Highest standard of living and greatest production in the world"

You can thank the Labor Unions for this at any time

#1 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2020-09-07 10:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Jesus didn't give you the Labor Day Holliday
Business didn't give you the Labor Day holiday
Government didn't give you the Labor Day holiday

A union of people hanging it all out on the line gave you the Labor Day holiday, and weekends, and healthcare, and safe worksites, and everything else today's working American benefits from

#2 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2020-09-07 10:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Labor Day is a socialist concept. Same as weekends, minimum wage, sick days, vacation days, child labor laws, anything that makes your life better...

Thanks goodness for socialism.

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-09-08 12:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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