Happy Labor Day!
The Jewish Labor Committee wishes everyone a happy Labor Day Weekend. This holiday has many meanings in the United States - a long weekend, a barbeque with friends and family, or the last day to wear those white pants you got on sale.
For us, and many others across the country, Labor Day means so much more - not only a day off for workers, but a day to celebrate the accomplishments of the labor movement, to remember those who fought and sacrificed to secure many of the things that we take for granted, including an eight-hour workday, the right to unionize, even the two-day weekend - and also a day off to go catch that Labor Day Weekend sale.
This Labor Day, take some time to appreciate the achievements of working men and women in the United States. Here's a link to an article about Labor Day, and how to teach kids about it; also check out our reading list on Jews in the American labor movement.
And if you'll be in the NYC area on Sept. 10th, come help continue the Jewish presence in the labor movement by marching with the JLC at the NYC Labor Day Parade – see here.