Friday Five – Labor Day Weekend
Happy Labor Day Weekend! This week’s Friday Five gives a little history about the holiday, provides money saving tips, offers a few ways to partake in the celebration of it all and reminds us to find some time to reflect and remember what it’s all about in the first place.
Labor Day 2022: Facts, Meaning & Founding
Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Read all about the history of Labor Day in this article from History.com.
The Best Grills to Up Your Cookout Game
Nothing says American Summer Holiday Weekend like a good old fashioned cookout. Whether you prefer charcoal, gas, propane, hybrid or something else to grill your weenies, WIRED has you covered with a list of their favorite grills for each and every type of grill.
Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer. But it’s also a great time to score a deal on a new grill. https://t.co/j45n2VQwWF
— WIRED (@WIRED) August 31, 2022
Labor Day weekend freebies and deals 2022
Not into cookouts and the best grills on the market? Don’t feel like barbequing this weekend? Be sure to look over this list from of restaurants and fast food spots offering discounts and freebies from Living on the Cheap. Additionally, there is a great deal movie theaters are offering on September 3rd. Many of the offers can be taken advantage of throughout the entire Labor Day Weekend.
U.S. Approval of Labor Unions at Highest Point Since 1965
According to a recently released Gallup Poll, seventy-one percent of Americans now approve of labor unions. Although statistically similar to last year’s 68%, it is up from 64% before the pandemic and is the highest Gallup has recorded on this measure since 1965.
— GallupNews (@GallupNews) August 30, 2022
Guest opinion: Celebrate our victories, continue our fight this Labor Day
Bottom line, while you’re splurging on this weekend’s sales, gobbling the last of summer’s burgers and dogs and enjoying time with friends and family, try to find some time to remember what the weekend’s really about. A good start is to read this opinion piece by Everett Kelley, National President of the American Federation of Government Employees.