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Who labors on this Labor Day?
For most Americans, Labor Day means celebrating a day with no work. We enjoy our three day weekend, perhaps we travel out of town or hit the beach to escape the heat. While most of us enjoy this time, many workers in our nation do not have the luxury of a three day week.
In today's Washington Post, E.J. Dionne excellently expounds on the fact that too many Americans who work day in and day out (oftentimes at multiple jobs) cannot "get by" in the "Land of Opportunity", no matter where we put the "federal poverty level". You can bet that almost all of them will have to work this weekend.
This Labor Day, Iet us remember the workers of the world, the labor movements who tirelessly rally for equality and justice and the hard work of those who may not have the luxury of a "day off."
(Flickr Photo: Working in the Sewers by schani)
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