The first Monday of September in the United States (and Canada) is a federal holiday called Labor Day. According to the US Department of Labor, “Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”
Eighty other countries celebrate their own Labour Day (or International Workers’ Day) on May 1 with a similar purpose. I’m not sure how, or even if, workers in the other one hundred and eighteen countries represented by our readership last month are recognized.
Nonetheless, whether you are spending today barbecuing with friends or sourcing a new contract, binge-watching a television series or scheduling vendor payments (if you are doing this, you may be interested in this upcoming event) , we thank you for spending some time with us each week and hope you enjoy the day.
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