First a bit of history courtesy of Wiki.
“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 to the USA, to New York and organized the first American “labor day” on September 5 of the same year.”
Here’s what it looks like out there in the United States right now (via Department of Labor). If you have a job, be thankful, and compassionate to those who do not. The world economy is in very bad shape this year, and if you can, reach out to help those who are in need.
~Stay safe everybody, and enjoy the holiday.