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(17,285 posts)
Sun Sep 4, 2022, 01:47 AM Sep 2022

It's Labor Day Weekend

Lots of mattresses on sale n other stuff but not a word of why this is set aside for the labor of our country n to celebrate them. As a proud union member for over 30 years, our history is long and filled w/ wins n losses. Tears n blood. A few highlights..we all know of the Matewan coal mining d strike in WV but they finally recognized unions w/ the National Industrial Recovery Act 1933. Then, the United mine workers. The Breads n Roses strike in 1912. 1933 Frances Perkins becomes first woman secretary of labor..I could go on about Mother Jones who got active after her shop burned down. We have a strong history of human rights..equality..decent days pay for a day’s work. Today, health benefits, parental leave, and I’m preaching to the choir but they came at a cost. Buy a mattress or a ‘fridge but know this holiday is for all of us in the work force..union or not. We have a long history in solidarity, I say Happy Labor Day.. support your local unions n I thank you. ✊

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(26,133 posts)
1. Thanks for the highlights, Deuxcents. Union!
Sun Sep 4, 2022, 02:15 AM
Sep 2022

Ah, the '70s, before Reagan came along. I remember when this commercial was in rotation.

Often posted, but to me it never gets old.


(17,285 posts)
2. Thanks for these.. I remember..
Sun Sep 4, 2022, 02:31 AM
Sep 2022

Being active in my union ..CWA..changed my life. I’m so thankful for the experiences..

Ferrets are Cool

(21,229 posts)
3. Yeah, it's funny (not) how we recognize a pedophile (columbus) more than we do our own labor
Sun Sep 4, 2022, 07:15 AM
Sep 2022

force and what the Unions did for us.

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