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Monday, September 05, 2011

It's not called "Labor Day" to commemorate the work of hedge fund managers and cost-cutting CEOs
Posted by Jill | 8:57 AM
A musical interlude for LABOR day:

Ten things for which you can thank organized labor:
1. The creation of the middle class in America

2. Employer sponsored health insurance

3. Your pension

4. Forty hour work weeks

5. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

6. Paid sick leave

7. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

8. Workers’ Compensation

9. Vacation leave

10. Child labor laws

Enjoy your Labor Day. And let's tip our hat to the people who actually create value in this country (hint: It's not stockbrokers).

UPDATE: Want to know why I didn't feel inspired to write today? Because what else is there to say after Driftglass has spoken?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...
Some powerful music from the past, except Banks of Marble, that was music from this past week.

Blogger Nan said...
Two more things to thank unions for: minimum wage laws and the 8-hour work day.