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A Writer's Den: Labor Day: End of Summer, Beginning of College Football, and Last But Not Least, the American Worker

Monday, September 06, 2010

Labor Day: End of Summer, Beginning of College Football, and Last But Not Least, the American Worker




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Labor Day marks the end of summer, and the beginning of college football. Despite high gas prices and unemployment rates, over 34 million Americans were expected to travel this Labor Day weekend taking trips of at least 50 miles. And tonight’s game featuring No. 3 Boise State and No. 10 Virginia Tech, marking the end of the Labor Day college football season openers will be watched by millions. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way we forgot about the American Worker.

Originally, Labor Day was commemorated by street parades celebrating “‘the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations’ of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families.” For 14.9 million Americans and their families, celebrations, if any, will be accompanied by the reality of the 9.6% unemployment rate. READ FULL ARTICLE: Labor Day: End of Summer, Beginning of College Football, and Last But Not Least, the American Worker

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