Monday, September 3, 2012

Laboring Day

Since my return to internet space the other day, the little globe on the top right hand side of my blog page has shown my connection as originating in New Hampshire. Several different towns in New Hampshire, depending on the day. And some of those towns are over an hour away from Brattleboro.

Today is Labor Day. As I am currently on the lower rungs of the economic ladder, I am celebrating the accomplishments of the American Worker by working. Ah yes, the white collars get the day off so they can torture the blue collars who must wait on them or lose their jobs.

Where I work, the wall between the sales floor and the bathrooms and staff break room is covered with framed "diplomas" signifying the completion of various business management courses. One of the 'diplomas' is for "Union Awareness". I well remember that I was personally warned by my department's manager that I might be followed or approached by a union organizer and that I should ignore them and report any such incidents.

Mother Jones talking with the President of the United States from Vermont

May Day (the -real- Labor Day) 1933

Local heroes

Oops - lookit the time - I must go - can't be late - that could get me fired.....


Austan said...

I've a big old smile on my face right now. To think that 8 years later... well, it was all worth it.
Thanks Bunky.
Solidarity, brother.

sdt (a.k.a. stevil) said...

ditto, Sister, ditto

Ricola said...

Thanks for the great reminder!

And welcome back!

sdt (a.k.a. stevil) said...

Rico - Thanks, it's great to be back. Now when are you going to start a blog?