Do you know why we 'are supposed to' work 8 hour days?
Do you know why we no longer put children to work?
Do you know why you have workplace protections?
well maybe you should.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/business/september96/labor_day_9-2a.html history of laborday
http://www.iisg.nl/~w3vl/ -labor history
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/ international labor organizations
http://www.afscme.org/otherlnk/whlinks.htm women's labor history
for me in the last few years, there has been three days that i don't 'work', Labor day, Veterans Day, and Memorial Day. I don't work because I think the history behind these days is far more significant than people note, and the people who fought and won to bring about these holidays should not be forgotten, though they also should not be nostalgized.