Remembering Our Labor Heroes this Labor Day

By Rich Kline, Union Label and Service Trades Department, AFL-CIO Ah, Labor Day. Picnics and parades, sales and vacations, what more could one ask for to celebrate the end of summer. Only, that isn’t what Labor Day is about. Labor Day, which originated in the late...

Romney as a Metaphor

Willard  “Mitt” Romney is quickly becoming a metaphor for crass scorn and disdain of those less advantaged than himself. He serves as a figure of speech, if nothing else. He is akin to Scrooge. Or, maybe, Scrooge McDuck, selfish and inept. His scorn for...

Buy Union Week and Labor Day

Labor Day did not begin with a picnic. It began with a march demonstrating the power of organized labor. Now Labor Day marks the end of summer for many Americans and, unfortunately, not much more. Too few of us, far too few, understand what Labor Day truly symbolizes...

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