The True Meaning of Labor Day

People often take for granted the things we owe to organized labor — the 40 hour work week, minimum wage, workplace health and safety regulations, workers compensation insurance.  If you think that big corporations willingly do any of these things, just look around the world to places like Malaysia where there are no such regulations or standards and the workers are callously exploited and paid a pittance for their work.  Labor unions were the force that brought worker protections into being.

Take a moment today to honor those who came before us and struggled so hard to bring us the protections and standards we enjoy today.

Stand in solidarity with them, brothers and sisters, for the union makes us strong.

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