Happy Labor Day to everyone at home to read this because they are not busy laboring. I had a brief break between shifts on my double and wanted to post a few thoughts on the holiday. Perhaps no other American holiday has less remembrance of its origin. Maybe it is the Labor Day double, but the holiday has me thinking. It is time that we remember labor on Labor Day.
Labor day is meant to serve as a celebration of the benefits organized labor has brought to the American worker. I know mentioning the word “union” in any context related to restaurants is enough to put me on some sort of McCarthy era watch list. I am not going to write about unionization of restaurants. Maybe next labor day. This labor day I would rather look at the plight of the worker be they organized or disorganized.
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