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Happy Labor Day!

Graphic by Brittney Willis.

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 most of all means a day to celebrate workers and to restate the goals and accomplishments of the labor movement. We 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.

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.

Movies? Salon has "The 10 best Labor Day movies for folks who can’t watch “9-to-5″ one more time"; the Los Angeles Times asks "Want to watch something at home on Labor Day Weekend? Here are some suggestions"; five years back, even Forbes had a decent "Top 10 Labor Day Movies List"!

For news on the challenges confronting workers not just in the USA but around the globe, just click here.