Tomorrow is the Labor Day holiday in the United States. There appear to be lots of stories about how Labor Day started (you can check them out here and here.) Bottom line, Labor Day is to celebrate the American worker.
While the U.S. job market is improving – the unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent – there are still many employment issues facing us. Employee engagement is in decline and employee wages aren’t keeping up with the cost of living. I’m thinking this Labor Day should be to celebrate everyone who has (1) been a worker, (2) is a worker, (3) wants to be a worker and (4) will be a worker in the future. Let’s make this year’s holiday about all of us and the past/present/future of work.
And if you’re looking for something delish to cook for the holiday, Here’s Alton Brown’s Burger of the Gods recipe. There’s some serious prep involved, but I wouldn’t expect anything less from AB. So enjoy the weekend and celebrate yourself. I’ll leave you with one of my favorite clips about Labor Day. Cheers!0