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Labor Day: Be a Writer?

Take today to think about it. Then watch this:

..and then consider the hilarious Debbie Ohi’s take on ‘taking a break’:

labor day“Comic used with permission from Debbie Ridpath Ohi at”

Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer,  a columnist for TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her book at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.


30 thoughts on “Labor Day: Be a Writer?

  1. The worst trend I’ve seen in years is having Holiday Sales on Thanksgiving Day and forcing employees to work that day so people can save $10 on a new I-Phone! We should move labor day to the same day as Thanksgiving to ensure that workers have off and can spend some time with their families!

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  2. Many businesses use the holiday as another sales or promotional event, most of them paying double time to – ta-da – the laborers who are meant to be honored. Few parades happen in most communities as the permit and organization process is daunting. We’re a union family and we support the working middle class, the unions, and any form of celebration a worker chooses to observe, long as it’s legal. So whether it’s a BBQ with the family, marching in a local parade, or overtime pay at one’s regular employment, today is an honor for the working class.
    Management has never or little cared about the welfare of its employees – look at the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire in NYC in which 146 people died. Most of those were young women and teenage girls, locked into the sweltering sweatshop, sewing clothes for hours without a break. The wealthy owners of the company fled the scene and hid in their extravagant homes.
    The middle class is the backbone of this country, a model, however flawed, that other countries aspire to. Safe working conditions and fair pay still do not make wealth for most laborers. I honor every one of them.
    And when possible, we try to buy American – today our businesses tend to be safer, fairer, and more cognizant of human rights because of all the workplace laws that laborers have promoted – that’s what Labor Day means to Bob and I. Thanks, Jacqui, for a hats off to a great American holiday tradition.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this post about Labor Day, my husband and I were discussing it yesterday but had very few facts – very enlightening. A bit like our Bank Holiday Monday introduced to give workers a long weekend break, but never really any rallies or celebration or such.

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