Today is Labor Day, and it is well worth considering the sacrifices of those who have gone before in working toward more equitable working conditions. In honor of the day, here is a video from The History Channel, showing the origins of Labor Day. It’s an interesting piece. It’s a bit long, but there is a shorter summary at the front, which helps you get the overall idea. Then the piece delves more deeply into factory conditions and child labor.
It’s something to think about today — especially if you are enjoying the day relaxing somewhere. A lot of people gave a lot so that you could have a nice holiday today.
Happy Labor Day!