Monday, September 07, 2015
Happy Labor Day 2015
But the actual purpose of Labor Day is to celebrate workers and the labor movement. The current 40 day work week, Saturdays and Sundays off (for some folks) , the minimum wage, overtime, OSHA workplace regulations, collective bargaining, sick leave, child labor laws, retirement security, and other worker friendly policies that helped build the middle class.
But ever since Ronald Reagan came into office, unions have been demonized and attacked by the Republicans, with negative effects to the American middle class.
A strong labor movement translates into livable wages for you along with a safer workplace and civil rights advancement.
Happy Labor Day people!