Monday, September 05, 2016

Quote of the Day

From its origins as a presidential ploy to its current incarnation as a back-to-school shopping bonanza, Labor Day has little to offer American workers except a badly needed beach day. But May Day celebrates the historical hope for a fundamentally different society – a dream that made American workers some of the most fierce antagonists capitalism has ever faced.

Today isn’t labor’s day. Labor’s day is May 1.

– Jonah Walters
Excerpted from "Labor Day is May 1"
Jacobin Magazine
(Originally published September 7, 2015)

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Where Did All the Money Go?
Rocking the Cradle of Power
Something to Think About – September 3, 2013
A Labor Day Prayer
A Lose/Lose Situation
Just Wondering
At the Minnesota Capitol, a Show of Solidarity for Workers' Rights in Wisconsin and Beyond
Across America, "the Giant is Awake"

Image: Michael J. Bayly.

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