The workers holiday, Labor Day, is upon us. To quote the founder of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) Samuel Gompers:
This weekend is our holiday, celebrating the working men and women who make this country great. Enjoy your weekend and the time off with your family, a right afforded to you by those like Gompers who fought for and negotiated these benefits we often take for granted. I would also ask that you take a few minutes out of the weekend to remind your friends, family and especially your children about the important role unions and organized labor have played in our lives and the importance of having a strong labor movement. I hope that everyone has a Happy Labor Day.