US–Millions across the country are honoring the vital importance of labor by not laboring today, but many in government and labor unions are pushing to make Labor Day a year-round holiday to celebrate labor by not ever laboring again.
“There’s no better way to stress the importance of labor in the economy by having people get paid for not laboring the entire year. A day off is nice and all, but we want the whole year off!” US Representative and democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said.
The Labor Day holiday was established federally in 1894 to honor and celebrate the absolute necessity of labor and the labor movement by having everyone sitting on their asses.
“Nothing says that labor is the most important part of the economy than having everyone not labor,” President* Joe Biden said while on vacation at Camp David. “That’s why we must celebrate Labor Day all year. The entire year should be one long paid holiday.”
Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. “Labor Day” was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of America to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty states in America officially celebrated Labor Day.
Johnny Dikferbrains, President of the AFLCIO union said that it is a human right to be paid to not work.
Originally published September 6, 2021.