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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Thoughts on Labor Day

Thoughts on Labor Day from Marianne G., Mansfield Tea Party:

Because the history of Labor Day is no longer taught, it is relatively unknown these days. 

The first Labor Day was held in 1882. Its origins stem from the desire of the Central Labor Union to create a holiday for workers (I guess regular holidays weren't enough). It became a federal holiday in 1894, thanks to President Grover Cleveland.

It was originally intended that the day would be filled with a street parade to allow the public to appreciate the work of the trade and labor organizations.

Notice the last sentence - "appreciate the work of the trade and labor organizations".  It was not to show appreciation for the laborer, but to pay homage to the labor organizations.

It is these same labor organizations that have turned their back on workers by supporting illegal immigration.  The influx of illegal immigrants will destroy the wage of the American worker, and destroy the middle class - the very people the unions are supposedly protecting!

Where are the labor organizations now?  Why aren't they fighting for American jobs rather than supporting cheap, illegal labor for their big business cronies?

I think we all know the answer.  It's not about the laborer, it's about the leaders and their pockets.

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