Labor Day: The Unknown Holiday by Walter Brasch + History of Labor Day

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by Walter Brasch
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published September 7, 2009
September 3, 2018

It’s Labor Day, and that means millions of Americans are celebrating. Most Americans have no idea what Labor Day is, other than self-serving political speeches, hot dogs, burgers, a pool party, and the last day of a three-day holiday. Few even know that Labor Day exists to allow people to remember and honor the struggles for respect, dignity, and acceptable wages and working conditions for the rank-and-file employees.

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US Economy Stuck in Misery by Joel S. Hirschhorn

by Joel S. Hirschhorn
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July 2, 2010

The middle class is dead.  The US has produced a self-sustaining two-class society.  Most Lower Class Americans are in bad or uncertain economic shape but the rich and powerful Upper Class crowd keeps making and spending money as if there has been no recession.

Talk about a possible double-dip recession misses the larger reality: For many millions of Americans the first recession is still here; there has been no recovery for them.  Too bad President Obama cannot comprehend that.  Nice that only 23 percent of people believe that his policies have made economic conditions better.  Maybe they got the change they were waiting for.

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Americans are Hanging on by their Fingertips by Dennis Kucinich

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by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Jul 1, 2010

Today Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH) made the following statement on the floor of the House in support of legislation to extend emergency unemployment benefits:

“In Cleveland, where I come from, unemployment is devastating our community. People are demanding that their government, our government, recognize the suffering of families who have lost jobs and can’t find work.”

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Dennis Kucinich: Congress Must Act to Protect Americans in Need

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by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Jun 7, 2010

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today released the following statement about unemployment benefits that are expected to expire for hundreds of thousands of Americans if Congress fails to act soon:

“The State of Ohio has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, at just over 10%. Minority communities bear the brunt of the economy downturn, with unemployment levels to 15%. Without an extension of unemployment benefits, it is estimated that an additional 50,000 Ohioans will lose their unemployment benefits in the coming weeks.

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