The Real Labor Day

by Ben Cohen

It’s a nice day off for most Americans, but Labor Day weekend has a history worth remembering. Working people fought hard and endured horrific violence to achieve greater working rights, and their struggle has great meaning, especially in today’s economic climate.

Unfortunately, worker’s rights are pretty abysmal compared to other industrialized nations, and Labor Day should be a reminder that the struggle is far from over.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.