Labor Day came about as a holiday largely because of unions. The Seattle Times recently ran a column about a 'think tank', the Freedom Foundation, that want's to abolish the holiday. Here's an excerpt:
But to the Freedom Foundation, a business-backed Olympia think tank,
the day is evidence of the power of unions, which to members equals the
decline of America. Rather than stoop to taking a union-backed day off,
they plan to fight the power by ... working all day Monday instead!
“I can’t think of a problem in society that can’t be traced in some
way back to the abuses of organized labor, so it would be hypocritical
of us to take a day off on its behalf,” said Freedom Foundation CEO Tom
So what exactly is so bad about organized labor? Let's look.....well, they stopped this:
Pesky unions stopped child labor exploitation, at least in the US.
Other things they were largely responsible for:
So enjoy your day off unless you have to work of course.