Labor Day. Weekend. Does it still mean anything more than a long weekend? More than barbeques and picnics? More than beer and brats? (I’m from Wisconsin so those two things are important! )
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
I’m all in when it comes to “celebrating” the working man and woman. What I am not for is the idea that working man and women means unions. Working people ALL need to be celebrated.
So I’ll just post some of my favorite working folks music and leave the rants about unions for another time. Let’s just enjoy.
Merle Haggard said it well:
Brooks and Dunn said it well too:
I know “Disco” is almost a swear word these days but I love Donna Summer and this was one of my favorites:
I did some waitressing myself and I love that she Summer showed up dressed like a waitress. If I remember correctly she even wore her waitress costume on the Carson show. Good for her.
Last and far from least is Dolly Parton and Nine to Five.
Have a Great Weekend Everyone!