Happy Labor Day

Submitted by ub on Mon, 09/06/2021 - 14:32

Labor Day Is a federal holiday falling on the first Monday in September, and celebrating the achievements of American workers. 

However, some in the #USA will be working today. They are healthcare workers, public safety officers, journalists, and those working in the field harvesting the food we eat or restocking the aisles at Walmart, Target, Publix, Kroger, and Albertsons which are open along with CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens. On-demand services such as Postmates, Grubhub, UberEats, and DoorDash will deliver orders on Monday for participating local and national restaurants. 

Remember that only women know about labor. During her term as Secretary of Labor. Frances Perkins pushed for a minimum wage and maximum workweek, a limit on employment of children under 16, unemployment compensation. She helped draft the Social Security Act and supervised the Fair Labor Standards Act 1938.

It was 40 years ago today on Labor Day 1979, while Florida braced for Hurricane David, I left the Sunshine state and moved. to NYC and possibly become one of the youngest news producers at NBC News. I quickly learned that on Labor Day, the bosses were not there and also became familiar with #RushHome, when all the Jewish staffers left early to celebrate the new year with their friends and families. For example Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 26th of Cheshvan, 5782 2 27th of Cheshvan, 5782 3 28th of Cheshvan, 5782 4 29th of Cheshvan, 5782 Sign 5 1st of Kislev, 5782 Rosh Chodesh Kislev 6 Provided by Hebcal.com 

20 years later, I was working at the world’s oldest news cooperative as NYC Bureau Chief for The Associated Press, and 9/11 became one of the darkest days of my long and amazing career… And so it goes.