"Labor Day" has become an anachronism. Only one worker in 10 is a union member. I therefore predict that "Labor Day" will soon (within a decade) be replaced by a soi-disant "Patriots' Day," to commemorate the victims of 'terrorism.'
There is no sentiment in 'Bidness' to create another holiday, and when the next attack comes, there will be ferocious pressure from the Right to create a holiday to commemorate the victims. "Labor Day" being the most convenient date to the obvious Terror Day, Sept. 11, it will be sacrificed to expediency.
The Costs of "Freedom"--Danziger, NYT
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