To some, Labor Day simply means a long weekend getaway and big shopping sales. But for workers and unions, today’s increasing push for fair wages and benefits and a host of other demands harks back to the early days of organized labor. Labor Day has been an official holiday for almost 130 years, and, similar to the late 1800’s, there is today a growing gap between billionaire leaders of industry and the workers who make their staggering wealth possible. From striking actors and writers to the auto production line workers of Detroit threatening to follow suit, to the recent showdown between the Teamsters and UPS, and many more, workers are standing up and demanding their fair share.

Read the full story by Wyatte Grantham-Philips for The Associated Press via The Chief-Leader, here:,51042


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