Happy Labor Day!

We’re in the most punishingly anti-union period I’ve ever lived through (and I never thought I’d say that after the 1980s), but today raise a glass. The free time and decent working conditions you have didn’t come to you through corporate largesse, unless you inherited your money. These benefits came to you (in part) because members of labor unions, flawed and difficult as they may be, put their bodies on the line and insisted that working conditions change. People should know who Eugene Debs was, even if they take President Wilson’s side.