March 6, 1930 – thousands demonstrate for unemployment insurance in Union Square and nationwide – led by the communists. Did you think government just gave it to you? Wake up and smell the coffee.
It’s Labor Day!
End of Summer, back to school, put away the barbecue in New England, last day for white shoes in Alabama, three day shopping weekend!
Honoring labor!! Yaay!
The first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City. Where else? It became a federal holiday in 1894, when, after a number of workers were shot down by their own government during the Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland made reconciliation with the labor movement a top political priority. Workers were pissed; seems the government had a habit of shooting down strikers. Fearing further conflict, legislation making Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress unanimously…
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