044: History of Labor Day, Date or When It Is, Labor Union Involvement

History of Labor Day, Date or When It Is, Labor Union Involvement

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History of Labor Day, Date or When It Is, Labor Union Involvement

It is all about the upcoming holiday, Labor Day!

Show Notes: theprepperpodcast.com/044

News:

Discussions:

Answer the following:

  • What is Labor Day?

  • What is the history of Labor Day?

  • When is Labor Day? or What is Labor Day’s date?

  • What is the labor union’s involvement in the history of labor day?

What is Labor Day?

  • Holiday said to celebrate the common working man or woman and how they have built the United States.

  • People take the day off for this, ironically enough.

What is the history of Labor Day?

  • First Labor Day Observance law passed Feb 21, 1887 in Oregon.

  • 30 states have followed suit by 1894.

  • June 28th congress passed an act that the first Monday in September will be the holiday.

What is the labor union’s involvement in the history of labor day?

  • Labor Day is lined with the blood of many workers that died at the hands of tyranny.

  • Pullman Strike:

    • “Civil Conflict” between American Railway Union and Railroad workers against Pullman Company, General Managers’ Association, The U.S. Army,

    • During the panic of 1893, Pullman Palace Car Company cut wages

    • George Pullman refused to lower rent for workers at same time

    • Many of the workers joined the American Railway Union

    • Response from General Manager’s Association was to hire black people (explain racism of the time) adding racial tension

    • In 1984 , after a peaceful rally for the strike, workers set fire to buildings and derailed a loco, and lots of sympathy strikers began striking across the western states

    • The federal government, under Grover Cleveland, had to get involved and an injunction was obtained barring union leaders from supporting the strike.

    • The American Railway Union ignored, so troops were called to enforce the injunction.

    • When a general Union Strike was called by Eugene Debs, president of the American Railway Union, but the other Unions opposed it.

    • Thousands of U.S. Marshals and 12000 U.S. Army troops were sent to stop the strike, because they wanted the mail running again.

    • When you send troops and wage war on angry people, they get more angry and try to fight back!

    • 30 Workers were killed and 57 wounded at the hands of the us military and us marshals

  • What did the media, have to say?:

    • Of course they sided with government and ran smear campaigns against the boycotters

  • At the end of the strike:

    • Debs was arrested, and got six months in prison

    • When this happened Grover Cleveland had to stop the potential riots, so congress quickly and unanimously signed within six days of the end of the strike.

      • They didn’t want more strikes popping up.

    • After the fact, A national commission was appointed to investigate the strike, and found Pullman’s party and the operations of his town to blame for the strike.

    • They annexed his town to Chicago.

  • What Labor Day is Not

    • A day of pride in the ability to work

  • What Labor Day Is

    • A day created as a peace treaty to stop the rioting and strikes that were about to occur in response to the massacre of unarmed workers.

    • I do NOT celebrate Labor Day, a day of massacre.

    • Today it is a day to make all of the sheep and zombies of the nation proud to be a part of the matrix.

      • Be happy and celebrate that you are a battery for a system designed to exploit you further.

      • Be a mouse in the wheel generating more tax revenue for the government that makes rules to benefit the labor union, but not you.

    • They don’t want you to build a life of resiliency so you can govern yourself, and so you don’t have to take other peoples crap.

    • It all rolls downhill, and if you are downhill, then get out your waders, because you are waste deep in everybody’s feces.

    • If you are not part of the club, stop trying to build it up.  It is time to get out of it.

    • You don’t have to leave your job, just build resiliency and sustainability in your life, so you can say “pack sand.”

 

 

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