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  • Chicago shootings: At least 38 shot, 4 fatally, in Labor Day Weekend gun violence, CPD says

    09/05/2023 5:24:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    ABC News Local ^ | September 5, 2023 | By ABC7 Chicago Digital Team
    UPDATED: Tuesday, September 5, 2023 5:27AM CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago shootings this Labor Day Weekend have left at least 38 people shot, four fatally, police said.
  • Biden Says Trump ‘Didn’t Build a Damn Thing’ in Labor Day Address

    09/05/2023 6:02:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/04/2023 | Paul Bois
    President Joe Biden used his Labor Day address to attack his predecessor, Donald Trump, by claiming that the famed real estate mogul “didn’t build a damn thing.” Speaking in the swing state of Pennsylvania — a heavy working-class state — during a Labor Day rally, President Biden said that infrastructure became a “punchline” under Trump. “Guess what? The great real estate builder, the last guy here, he didn’t build a damn thing,” said Biden. “Under my predecessor, ‘Infrastructure Week’ became a punchline. On my watch, infrastructure means a decade, and it’s a headline.
  • Biden mocks ‘great real-estate’ developer Trump who ‘didn’t build a damn thing’ at Labor Day rally in Pa. [barf alert]

    09/04/2023 1:34:09 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 84 replies
    NY Po ^ | 9/4/2023 | Steven Nelson
    President Biden on Monday mocked former Commander in Chief Donald Trump as a “great real estate” developer who “didn’t build a damn thing.”(snip) “Guess what? The great real-estate builder, the last guy here, he didn’t build a damn thing,” the 80-year-old president said during a Labor Day rally in swing-state Pennsylvania. “Under my predecessor, ‘Infrastructure Week’ became a punchline,” Biden said, referring to the dayslong Trump initiative in which his administration touted its national development plans. “On my watch, infrastructure means a decade, and it’s a headline,” the president said, adding that $10 billion was committed to Pennsylvania so far...
  • On this Labor Day, federal workers should go back to the office

    09/04/2023 8:04:27 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 4, 2023 | Washington Examiner [editorial]
    When Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894, government employees weren’t allowed to unionize. Now, they make up almost half of all union members. This would be unacceptable, even if they were all showing up to work. But they are not, and that adds insult to injury. President Joe Biden needs to make sure they do. Just 10% of wage earners are members of a union, down from more than 30% in the 1950s. The number is still falling. However, the percentage of public sector workers who belong to unions is much higher, at 33%, and rising. Some 7.1...
  • Why isn’t Labor Day held in May in the United States?

    09/03/2023 9:18:10 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 33 replies
    AS ^ | September 3, 2023 | Marie Konrad-Evans
    International Workers’ Day originated from events that took place in the US. Despite this, Labor Day is celebrated in September, and the global holiday is often overlooked. With the resurgence of the labor movement and an increase in workplace organization, many cities in the US are now hosting parades to recognize the invaluable contributions of workers on May Day.In the US, Labor Day has been held on the first Monday in September since the 1880s. There have been efforts to switch it to May to align it with International Workers’ Day, but remnants of Cold War tensions have soured this...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Labor Day 2023! ~ 04 September 2023

    09/03/2023 5:01:41 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 45 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Presents...Happy Labor Day! September 4, 2023 HISTORYLabor Day is a national legal holiday that is over 100 years old. Over the years, it has evolved from a purely labor union celebration into a general "last fling of summer" festival. It grew out of a celebration and parade in honor of the working class by the Knights of Labor in 1882 in New York. In 1884, the Knights held a large parade in New York City celebrating the working class. The parade was held on the first Monday in September. The Knights passed a resolution to hold...
  • Two union representatives arrested for trespassing at HACC Lancaster

    08/31/2023 8:10:24 PM PDT · by lightman · 16 replies
    lancasteronline ^ | 30 August A.D. 2023 | Olivia Miller
    Two Pennsylvania State Education Association staff members were arrested Wednesday for trespassing on HACC’s Lancaster campus. The union employees, who had set up a table with information supporting HACC’s unionized faculty members, refused to leave when asked by campus security. East Lampeter Township police were called to remove them. “We have every right to be on campuses talking to faculty,” said Kathy Sicher, president of HACCEA, the union representing faculty. “We’re part of the campus, whether HACC likes it or not, we’re part of HACC.” The representatives – Lauri Lebo Rakoff, region advocacy coordinator, and Adam Weber, union representative –...
  • New York police will use drones to monitor backyard parties this weekend, spurring privacy concerns

    08/31/2023 5:36:47 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 49 replies
    AP News ^ | August 31, 2023 | Jake Offenhartz
    Those attending outdoor parties or barbecues in New York City this weekend may notice an uninvited guest looming over their festivities: a police surveillance drone. The New York City police department plans to pilot the unmanned aircrafts in response to complaints about large gatherings, including private events, over Labor Day weekend, officials announced Thursday. “If a caller states there’s a large crowd, a large party in a backyard, we’re going to be utilizing our assets to go up and go check on the party,” Kaz Daughtry, the assistant NYPD Commissioner, said at a press conference. The plan drew immediate backlash...
  • What precautions should people take for Labor Day and back-to-school? A doctor explains

    08/31/2023 5:33:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/31/2023 | Katia Hetter
    CNN — As families prepare to gather for Labor Day and children head back to schools, coronavirus cases are once again on the rise. Covid-19 hospital admissions are up more than 18% in the most recent week, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some experts are encouraging a return to masking, especially for older adults and individuals most vulnerable to severe disease. With concerns that Covid-19 could spread as people gather, this has led to many questions about disease prevention: What virus prevention measures should those planning Labor Day events consider? As kids return to the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Labor Day 2022! ~ 05 September 2022

    09/04/2022 5:01:12 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 88 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Presents...Happy Labor Day! September 5, 2022 HISTORYLabor Day is a national legal holiday that is over 100 years old. Over the years, it has evolved from a purely labor union celebration into a general "last fling of summer" festival. It grew out of a celebration and parade in honor of the working class by the Knights of Labor in 1882 in New York. In 1884, the Knights held a large parade in New York City celebrating the working class. The parade was held on the first Monday in September. The Knights passed a resolution to hold...
  • NOAA PREDICTS CAT 5 LABOR DAY HURRICANE

    08/23/2022 11:22:19 AM PDT · by varina davis · 132 replies
    NOAA | august 23, 2022 | NOAA
    Noaa model GPS predicts Cat 5 hurricane in the upper GOM by Labor Day weekend. Storm building now east west of African coast.
  • Gay nightclub allows child attendance at upcoming ‘all ages’ drag show

    08/07/2022 8:45:52 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 08/05/2022 | Evan Stambaugh
    A gay nightclub in downtown Duluth is hosting an “all ages drag show” this Labor Day.According to an event page posted to Facebook, The Flame Nightclub Duluth is partnering with Duluth Superior Pride to host the drag show on Monday afternoon, Sept. 5.Entry for each adult is just $5, and all children get in free.“Join us for this kid-friendly, sober, and exciting event. Princesses, villains, and many other characters are scheduled to perform,” the event description reads. “Refreshments and kiddie cocktails will be provided at no charge.”The event is taking place as part of the “Duluth-Superior GLBTAQI+ Pride Festival,” a...
  • A Trump announcement by Labor Day?

    Republican leaders should be urging him to announce his 2024 presidential candidacy by Labor Day, in part to offset the resumed hearings of Pelosi's Jan. 6 panel set to be continued this September.
  • Why most Americans no longer honor unions on Labor Day

    09/06/2021 7:16:24 PM PDT · by TBP · 54 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 6, 2021 | Editorial Board
    Today, Labor Day is largely an occasion for sales, end-of-summer cookouts and back-to-school preparations. Why? Because the movement has become as irrelevant to most Americans as the medieval guilds that preceded it — and all too often a protector of privileges rather than a force for the oppressed. In 1954, more than one in three American workers was a union member. Today, it’s barely over 6 percent of private-sector workers — but, in a huge shift, more than a third of public-sector workers (nearly 35 percent). Indeed, more than half of all union members today work for government: 7.2 million,...
  • No Events for Joe Biden on Labor Day as Vacation Continues

    09/06/2021 10:41:33 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/06/2021 | Charlie Spiering
    President Joe Biden plans to remain at home on Labor Day, having no public events scheduled to mark the federal holiday. Biden’s schedule shows he will return to the White House on Monday evening after his three-day weekend in Delaware without public events.
  • Labor Day 2021: Burn ‘em While You Still Can

    09/06/2021 6:00:57 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-6-21 | MOTUS
    Originally Labor Day in this country was created to honor the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Labor Day parade, Detroit, 1938The current White House Resident, ‘good old Joe from Scranton,’ has chalked up more days marching in Labor Day Parades in the course of his very political career than most U.S. residents have worked in the past year. Joe, always running for something, celebrating the little guy on Labor DaySuch ironies are lost on members of Joe’s New Socialist Democratic party, who are currently more consumed by fear of the latest COVID...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Labor Day! ~ 06 September 2021

    09/05/2021 5:00:17 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 83 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Presents...Happy Labor Day! September 6, 2021 HISTORYLabor Day is a national legal holiday that is over 100 years old. Over the years, it has evolved from a purely labor union celebration into a general "last fling of summer" festival. It grew out of a celebration and parade in honor of the working class by the Knights of Labor in 1882 in New York. In 1884, the Knights held a large parade in New York City celebrating the working class. The parade was held on the first Monday in September. The Knights passed a resolution to hold...
  • CDC asks unvaccinated Americans not to travel during Labor Day weekend

    09/01/2021 10:07:03 AM PDT · by lightman · 37 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 1 September A.D. 2021 | Heather Mossison
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking those not vaccinated against COVID-19 to refrain from traveling during Labor Day weekend. “First and foremost, if you are unvaccinated, we would recommend not traveling,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during the White House COVID-19 Response Team Briefing on Tuesday. Data from Johns Hopkins University found that the U.S. is surpassing an average of 160,000 new cases a day, CNN reported. Walensky also warned that all people need to consider the risks before traveling. Many people are still expected to travel for the long weekend. “As summer comes to...
  • CDC says unvaccinated should delay travel this labor day weekend

    09/01/2021 8:34:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 62 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/01/2021 | Kayla Rivas, Fox News
    Americans unvaccinated against COVID-19 and eyeing travel plans this Labor Day weekend should reconsider, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said during a White House briefing Tuesday. Overall, the health agency advises delaying travel until becoming fully vaccinated, defined as two weeks post-second dose, or two weeks following the single-shot developed by Johnson & Johnson. “First and foremost, if you are unvaccinated, we would recommend not traveling,” Walensky said during the virtual briefing. “…People who are fully vaccinated and who are wearing masks can travel although given where we are with disease transmission...
  • International Labor Day and the situation of workers in the regime ruling Iran

    04/26/2021 5:17:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2021 | Cyrus Yaqubi
    May 1st is recognized as International Labor Day by countries around the world. On this occasion, trade unions in different countries usually hold rallies in addition to celebrating this day, reviewing the achievements of the past year and plans for next year to improve the situation of workers. In Iran under Khamenei, however, for workers as the most deprived class of society, who are experiencing their most difficult conditions in the last 42 years after the anti-monarchist revolution, this day is no different from other days.While the poverty line for each family in Iran is estimated at more than 10...