Labor Day:090709

Today is Labor Day. Quite frankly I find it confusing .  What does it all mean this celebration of “Labor”?

I would like it to mean a celebration of how we earn our living regardless of guild or union affiliation.  Many have sacrifices been made in the name of the right to earn a fair wage and provide for oneself and family.   See U.S. Gov History: http://www.dol.gov/OPA/ABOUTDOL/LABORDAY.HTM.  It has become increasingly clear that this journey in today’s work world is far more personal and one does not have organizations or groups to rely on for job security and income security.  Things move way too fast and quite frankly the system is not set up to react to say a protest or picket.

In the field of technology and innovation maybe Labor Day should be considered “Spread the Labor Day”.  Work is far more distributed and freely exchanged over borders and networks often in a completely invisible fashion.  I have a better relationship with my IT services representative in Mombai than with my local banker, union leader?, or politician.

Maybe as things spread out people will reach a level of independence in a much more fast and fair manner.

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3 Responses to “Labor Day:090709”

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  2. Jonathan Says:

    Interesting thought about labor unions. But social networks will still allow people to organize, perhaps more effectively because it may be harder to supress them, at least in a society where the government or businesses do not have the option to shut those networks down.

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    Also, you wrote this on Labor Day. Most people use Labor Day as a non-labor day.

    • andrewperelson Says:

      Labor Day as vacation from labor…good point. I hope that social media will advance the meaning of affiliations and membership to a far more equal level for all participants. How do we apply our loves and desires in our everyday work might be achieve easier with the help of other like minded participants.

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