South Bay Workers Call for Higher Pay at Series of Labor Day Rallies

Union members and their allies held a series of rallies in the South Bay Monday to demand better pay and working conditions.

A Look Back at Labor Day

This week, as scripted by federal law, most of us enjoyed a national holiday lobbied for by the labor movement in the late 19th century. The intention of labor leaders was to create a commemorative day where the average American worker was recognized for their contributions to the nation and its people. But too many Labor Day celebrations on Monday were without the flourish and pomp paid to labor that I grew up with many decades ago.