99 Word Blog (#033) Labor Day?

Labor Day actually honors nobody. Labor unions are dying. Management flips off industrious workers. Minimum wage earners cannot afford life’s bare necessities, save for a rainy day and retirement and pay for an education. Even modest vacations just don’t happen.

Minimum wage must become a living wage. If not pay raises, how about lowering prices? However, with such economic restructuring being highly unlikely, why even celebrate Labor Day?

Instead, let’s set aside September’s second Monday to honor victims, worldwide, who perished or sustained injuries in terrorist attacks. In that calendar position, the 11th would occasionally fall on Mondays, too.