Working on Labor Day?

Working on Labor Day? September 1, 2014

Last year on Labor Day, David Miller of the Avodah Institute and Princeton’s Faith and Work Initiative had this to say:

 Today, it seems that most people in the USA view Labor Day as a nice three-day weekend that marks the transition from summer to fall. For some, it signals the start of the collegiate and professional football season. For others, it reminds them that year-end business targets are closing in and the pace of work picks up. And a few still pause on Labor Day to remember its history; how it was spawned by labor movement struggles in the later 1800s, offering one day a year of paid holiday from work.

Read more about the history of Labor Day and what it means to modern laborers here. Image: Avodah Institute.

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