Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day

Hope you're having a good one. I'm taking the day off from posting and will be back tomorrow. I've got something big planned for later in the month too, so stay tuned.

In 1898, Samuel Gompers, head of the American Federation of Labor, called it "the day for which the toilers in past centuries looked forward, when their rights and their wrongs would be discussed...that the workers of our day may not only lay down their tools of labor for a holiday, but upon which they may touch shoulders in marching phalanx and feel the stronger for it."

"Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society." -Karl Marx

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