Labor Day is not what it used to be. Much like the 4th of July, Labor Day has a historical background that has been washed out by having a day off, sales, and get-togethers. Hardly anyone seems to remember the origins of this day off and how laborers were killed during the strike that eventually lead to the federal holiday’s passing. Instead of grumbling to work this weekend if you must or occupying yourself with shopping or even just doing nothing, consider the history of labor in the US that has brought us here today and how easy you really have it. And good bye, August.