Friday, August 31, 2012

Labor Day

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, a return to school for the kids, (some rest for the parents?), football and fall.

It also marks a day to remember what work has meant to us and continues to mean to us.  Often, we are defined by the work we do, at least to some extent.  Much of our self worth can come though our work, whether it be our full time paid jobs or our volunteer jobs.  When we accomplish something, when we contribute to something, when we make a difference, it gives us our purpose, our reason for getting up in the morning.

We should also remember the dignity of work.

Every job, be it that fantastic "dream job" or something that only puts food on the table, has dignity.

Every worker, whatever their social status or material worth deserves dignity, and that includes the ability to earn a living wage for an honest days work.

On this Labor Day weekend, let us commit ourselves to respecting the dignity of all workers

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