I have not been one to participate in the Friday love-fest on Twitter or to post weekend salutations.
This weekend is a little different since it is Labor Day. I remember being interested in the labor movement in college and writing a number of papers on the subject.
There is some debate about who first proposed a labor day holiday – Matthew Maquire, a machinist, or Peter McGuire an AFL labor leader. Either way, Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1884 following the death of workers at the hands of US Marshals and the Military during the Pullman Strike – a nationwide railroad strike in the summer of 1894.
Labor Day has become associated with retail sales and picnics plus a three-day weekend. I am off to enjoy mine and hope you do the same.