Labor Day 2013

Today is Labor Day in the U.S. For a lot of us, that means a three-day weekend (I’m still on vacation and still at WorldCon)

This also marks the unofficial end of summer and the beginning of fall. But looking for an image to add to this post, I cam across the one below in Wikipedia. It’s from the Labor Day Parade in New York in 1908. This is the float of the Women’s Trade Union League. Look at the women on the float, and at the spectators. It reminds of us of how far we’ve come, and how far we have to go.

WTUL Labor Day 1908
1908 Labor Day Parade, float of Women’s Trade Union League, New York