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Monday, October 23, 2017
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#EndorseThis: On Labor Day, Angry Boss Asks What Unions Have Done For Us

Facing a unionization drive or a contract dispute, many an irritated boss has denigrated the labor movement. Far too many Americans swallow the anti-labor rhetoric spewed by management, which is why our middle-class is struggling, our living standards have declined, and our democracy is in danger from powerful plutocrats. “What have unions ever done for […]

September 4, 2017

Obama’s Labor Day Executive Order: More Paid Sick Leave For Government Contractors

“Right now you have parents who have to choose between losing income or staying home with a sick child,” Obama said Monday.

September 7, 2015
Drivers can improve fuel economy by traveling at steady speeds, anticipating stops and making sure tires are properly inflated. (Photo courtesy Fotolia/TNS)

Five Ways To Save On Labor Day Road Trips

Expenses still add up even if you choose to drive rather than fly.

August 28, 2015

This Labor Day, Let’s Give Workers Something To Cheer About

Labor Day is supposed to be a celebration of workers, but it’s been a long time since workers have been celebrated — or for that matter, have had a reason to celebrate. That’s because the union movement that gave us this holiday is, at least numerically, a shadow of its former self. If we really […]

August 29, 2014

The Last Labor Day

WASHINGTON — Let’s get it over with and rename the holiday “Capital Day.” We may still celebrate Labor Day, but our culture has given up on honoring workers as the real creators of wealth and their honest toil — the phrase itself seems antique — as worthy of genuine respect. Imagine a Republican saying this: […]

September 4, 2011