Labor Day and What Non-profits Can Learn from Union Organizers

Labor Day. It marks the (unofficial) end of summer, the beginning of a new school year, and the storing away of all our white clothes! But, why do we celebrate it? We go to the parades, shop sales, and have picnics–but, what is it all for? I can remember when I was little going to the parade downtown with my father and grandfather. As members of the Teamsters Union (no they have no idea where Hoffa’s body really is), they march in the parade each year. All those years of going with them though I never quite understood what it’s all about? I always thought it was a silly holiday, with no point other than to give me a Monday off. After some research there is some interesting history there.

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