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Sept. 1, 1894: Congress declares Labor Day a national holiday.
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A Message from President Paul Ellis-Graham on Labor Day
HVALF AFL-CIO
Looking Back at Labor Day's Turbulent Origins
Teamsters Local 355
LABOR DAY MESSAGE FROM GENERAL PRESIDENT HOFFA
Teamsters Local 264
Celebrate Labor on Labor Day
Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
Labor Unions Gave Us Labor Day and Longer Life Spans
Teamsters local 570
Looking Back at Labor Day's Turbulent Origins
Teamsters local 570
 
     
The Revolutionary Hope of Christmas
Posted On: Dec 24, 2013
Dec. 24, 2013 | COMMENTARY | (Click image to enlarge) …Nearly smothered beneath piles of gift catalogs and sale circulars, nearly drowned in a sea of synthesized elevator-music Christmas carols, in a locked theological vault guarded down throughout the centuries by legions of preachers, priests and pontiffs, there burns a persistent secret flame. It is the flame of a revolutionary hope - hope for a better world, a more just society, where the social order is turned upside down so that the poor are fed and the rich are relieved of their ill-gotten gains. And it is something that working people of any culture, any religious or philosophical background can relate to. What does Christmas have to do with class struggle? In a word – everything. The story goes like this… continue reading.
 
 
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