Labor is good although what makes us prosperous is the capital and technology that make labor more productive. Most of the gains from the industrial revolution went to labor...Now the lowest rung of American workers can enjoy what would have been luxuries for the wealthy a few generations ago. The average worker is arguably spending more money funding the government than on housing, food, and clothing.
Greetings from Britain to my comrades in America on Labor Day. Your fine country was built by the sweat of the working man’s brow and it is only right and proper that this should be recognised with a national holiday. This is a day to remember not to let the bosses grind us down or set us against each other - united we stand, divided we fall.
We should keep Labor Day because it is a holiday that honors the working people. The average Americans are work over times and sometimes they are underpaid. Most of them work for five days per week and about 10 hours per day. Labor Day was like a gift for all the working people for working hard, so the Congress should think about it.
If you abolish Labor Day you will abolish a holiday to honor workers. Also, the workers are the backbone to the economy. Without the workers there will unlikely be any "wealthy people" around. Without workers there would literally be no machines, airplanes and life would be miserable. Please, keep this holiday just to honor the workers. The workers really would appreciate it.
This is every workers right!
Every single person in the world working hard deserves this.
This is a basic human right.
NO ONE SHOULD REMOVE IT, not the congress or the senate or the president. NO ONE.
Everybody deserves this especially the middle class workers and poor ones.
Our problems in the workplace may not be the same as the problems in the 1800s but we still have plenty of problems. Instability, CEO pay in comparison to average worker, age discrimination, corruption, outsourcing, bullying to name just a few. Workers are at a disadvantage in this economy and all means possible to highlight issues.
As Labor Day was instituted during the Labor Movement of the late 1800s, I can see how some might think it is an outdated and useless holiday. These people typically argue that American workers no longer need protection from the pitfalls of industrialization that plagued them in the 1800s. I can somewhat agree, but I also believe that the average American is overworked and underpaid. Most of us already work 5 days a week for 8-12 hours a day... One day off work to thank us for our "labor" isn't a bad idea. Moreover, I think there are bigger and better things for Congress to handle right now.