Monday, September 07, 2009

Lucia's History Lesson: Labor Day (Community Organizer #7)

Happy Labor Day, all. This is Peter McGuire. He brought Labor Day to the US.

Besides this holiday (and the accompanying three-day weekend), labor unions brought us weekends in general. Don't forget that.

For more pieces in the Community Organizer Project, click here.

A year ago, we were convinced that Lucia would arrive on Labor Day. I thought that would make a funny anecdote. Instead, she was born an even more momentous occasion.

Either way, she should know that this little break early in the school year came from labor unions. Her grandparents and father have been proud union members. It's part of who she is whether she joins a union or not.

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