Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day

Today many of us no longer belong to Unions, but we all owe a great deal to those who fought for work conditions that we now take for granted such as the 8 hour work day, and better pay and working conditions. Children no longer work for pennies a day in conditions that we would find deplorable.

You go, girl!

Way cool float in Detroit, 1942.

In 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a bill proclaiming the first Monday in September as the Labor Day holiday. So Labor Day has been around for a long time and it's meaning has changed, but let's not forget those who fought and died for better working conditions for us.

Today's quote comes from E. B. White: Computing machines perhaps can do the work of a dozen ordinary people, but there is no machine that can do the work of one extraordinary person.

And let us not forget that it takes smart people to program computers - so there are people on the creation end as well as the user's end. What computer programmers create amazes me. Daily.

2 comments:

The Lone Beader said...

I am a member of a labor union. And proud of it! Vote Union! Union YES!

Any Smith said...

Thanks for stopping by Lone Beader. I'm also a Union girl. I'm the last in my family to be Union.