Ahhh… a last summertime tea moment – what will you be doing this Labour Day weekend to celebrate?
What are we celebrating?
Labour Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. Since 1894 it has constituted a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our countries.
More than a century ago, workers were forced to deal with harsh conditions. They were paid little and they often worked 10 to 12 hour days regardless of age or health. These workers fought for higher pay and shorter workdays for all – past, present and future.
The first Labour Day holiday was celebrated with a parade, picnics and fireworks, similar to today. While some of us prefer to spend the long weekend on the road to enjoy the last of our summer vacation, others have backyard barbecues with friends and family, taking the opportunity to rest and relax.
No matter how you spend your Labour Day weekend, remember to pause, reflect and give thanks to those who came before us to show our appreciation for their commitment and endurance to evolve all of our working conditions. It is these more respectful working conditions that are now providing pressure for increasing labour standards for workers around the world.
So enjoy a tea moment or two reflecting on the gift of past generations’ persistent efforts and sacrifices.
Know we are blessed to be here now, experiencing a long weekend and mostly good working conditions.
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