Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy Labor Day

Hope you all are having a good Labor Day Monday. It was great to see and hear so much support for unions and labor movements in Denver. SEIU and many other groups were out in full force. Particularly at the final speech at Invesco Field.

FYI (if you didn't know) from wikipedia

Labor Day has been celebrated on the first Monday in September in the United States since the 1880s. The form for the celebration of Labor Day was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday—a street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations," followed by a festival for the workers and their families. This became the pattern for Labor Day celebrations. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civil significance of the holiday.

May the coming years bring more support and strength for our critical labor union members and families. An Obama presidency surely will mean that Labor will regain a too long silenced voice in government. Si Se Puede.