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Happy Labor Day

Posted by Chris Liebenthal on September 6, 2010

Have a happy and safe Labor Day.

As you sit around enjoying a good barbeque, watching the MDA telethon, or whatever other plans you have, remember to thank a union worker.

Without the unions, as Cory Liebmann pointed out last year, some of things people take for granted which came from the blood, sweat, tears and sometimes the very lives of union workers:

Here are just a handful of examples that come to my mind: The Eight Hour Workday, The Weekend, Child Labor Laws, Basic Workplace Safety Laws, Basic Benefits Like Vacation time, Paid Sick Days and Health Insurance.

And if you think unions have outlived their usefulness, look at how far things have deteriorated, such as the diminishing middle class, since the well- moneyed special interests have been working to weaken the unions and the labor laws they fought for.


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