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The History of Labor Day

1932 Rockefeller Center Construction: New York City

Another 3-day weekend is upon us and many families are packing and heading to the coast (well maybe not to the East Coast), the mountains and the lakes. BBQ’s are warming up and the beer is chilling! It’s the last big get-a-way of the summer season. There will be shopping extravaganza’s, parades, picnics and celebrations to honor the American worker.

Weekends, paid Holidays, medical insurance and retirement benefits were all fought for by those first American workers.  Keep in mind virtually every safety regulation was written in the blood of an injured or killed American worker. It is the American worker has created so much of our nation’s strength and prosperity and our working conditions and wages are the envy of the world.

Be thankful to those brave men and women who fought and the many who died for the laws and conditions you have today.  Show your appreciation by flying the US Flag. Click HERE if you have forgotten how to do that correctly.

I am proud to say I am a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). The IBEW has provided me with an outstanding education, continued training, a marketable skill and a great work ethic. My work has provided my family with insurance and a comfortable life for over 30 years. For that, I thank all those who came before me.

For all the soldiers and civilians serving overseas, thank you for serving and have a great Labor Day holiday. For everyone else…I plan to be out and about with my family so PLEASE don’t drink and drive! ~ Ms Sparky

Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means Read the remainder of this entry »