On September 6, Canadians across the country will celebrate Labour Day with friends and family, and continue a long national tradition that goes back nearly 120 years. Certainly a lot of things have changed for working families since the early 1880s, but the idea of working people coming together for justice and progressive change is just as meaningful and relevant as it’s ever been.
This Labour Day we need to enjoy ourselves and spend time with family and friends as always, but we also need to remember that September 6 is a day for organizing and demonstrating the solidarity and power of working people. With municipal elections soon to be held in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and PEI, and a federal election coming anytime, we must mobilize ourselves politically to make sure the country’s political agenda reflects our interest as workers and proud trade unionists.
Vol. X No. 34 • August 30, 2010