Ten things for which you can thank organized labor:
1. The creation of the middle class in America
2. Employer sponsored health insurance
3. Your pension
4. Forty hour work weeks
5. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
6. Paid sick leave
7. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
8. Workers’ Compensation
9. Vacation leave
10. Child labor laws
Enjoy your Labor Day. And let's tip our hat to the people who actually create value in this country (hint: It's not stockbrokers).
UPDATE: Want to know why I didn't feel inspired to write today? Because what else is there to say after Driftglass has spoken?