The Legacy of Labor Day
By: Zoe Denckla With all the parades, barbecues and back-to-school sales, it's easy to look past the purpose of this holiday weekend. So why is Labor Day Labor Day? As a response to poor working conditions including long days, little pay, and hazardous environments, on September 5th, 1882, members of the central labor union skipped work and took to the streets to demand better. By 1894, this became a national holiday recognizing workers' contributions to America’s economic strength and achievement.
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As if being a farmworker could get any worse, the Trump administration, via USDA has killed a critical report that determines wages for farmworkers, all but guaranteeing even less income in the coming year.
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