Today is Labor Day in the United States (and Canada). It is still a Federal national holiday. The trade union website Labourstart marked the occasion with a request for support by US workers who are seeking a recognition agreement from T-Mobile USA. This company is owned by Deutsche Telekom who like many European companies have good relations with unions at home but allow "threats and scare tactics to block" their US workers joining a local union. Send off a message of support here.
Also Labourstart linked to this feature on the "10 Top Labor Days Songs". My favourite choice was number 4. Tennessee Ernie Ford, “Sixteen Tons”. Enjoy.