The first Monday of September is Labor Day in the United States of America. The US Department of Labor provides a history of the holiday.
The Making Contact weekly international radio program addresses the holiday in today's show.
For most, Labor Day is just another national holiday - a day off from work, time to spend with families and friends. The beaches and parks are packed and the roads congested, as everyone says goodbye to another summer gone by.
But on this edition of Making Contact, we focus on the root of this American holiday: the contemporary condition of American labor.
Includes: Day laborers and discrimination in Seattle, WA; the recent AFL-CIO rift; music and labor activism.
Daze of Labor, Days of Change
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