May Day

Today is May Day, or Labor Day in some nations. Observed on May 1st each year, it is used as both a day of spring celebrations and an opportunity to acknowledge, support and honour workers around the world.

The day is considered one of solidarity during which workers are celebrated — including workers who are in nations that are not their place of birth.… [Read more]

#HugAThug

Yes, that’s what the hashtag said: #HugAThug.

During a check of Facebook and the Twittersphere for information about ‘work’ and organised ‘labour unions’ I came across that hashtag. Given that my search was rather specific and timed in advance of Labor Day, when that particular hashtag popped up it caught my attention.

It took a moment before things began to click; it wasn’t referring to a hip-hop album, it was referring to union workers.… [Read more]

Working For a Living

I’m taking what they’re giving ’cause I’m working for a living.

~ Huey Lewis and the News

The overall economy is improving but we still have a long way to go before the nation’s working class, the middle class, is vibrant and strong again.

In the meantime, during this Labor Day weekend, we honour all of those who are working for a living, and those who haven’t given up as they seek that fulfilling job.… [Read more]

Labor Day is Here…

Labour Day is here.  Actually, I’m in the U.S. and here it is LABOR Day;  no ‘u’ in Labor so I’ve dropped my traditional British spelling).  That’s probably appropriate because the United Kingdom/England doesn’t celebrate Labor Day as a holiday to unite workers and further the cause of the working person.  Hmmm….they need to change that…good jobs are the ultimate riot-prevention tool… [Read more]