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Happy Labor Day!

Sep 6 2009


First a bit of history courtesy of Wiki and the Department of Labor:

“Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country.

The holiday originated in Canada out of labor disputes in the 1870s, which resulted in legalized and protected union activity in 1872 in Canada. The parades held in support of Canadian organized labor led to an annual celebration in Canada. In 1882, American labor leader Peter J. McGuire witnessed one of these labor festivals in Toronto. Inspired from Canadian events in Toronto, he returned the USA, to New York and organized the first American “labor day” on September 5 of the same year.”

~As you all kick back and enjoy the holiday I think we should take the time to rank the 40k and Fantasy nations from best to worst in their labor-relations practices. This ought to be good… To our non-American readers… GET BACK TO WORK! 🙂

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