Labor Day is more than just a holiday or a day for sales. From the first Labor Day March in 1882 in New York City to the the historic Pullman Strike of 1894, Labor Day has its roots in struggle. It was brought to you by the same folks who gave you the weekend: the Labor Movement. Labor Day is the twin of May Day! Let’s reclaim our history!

Gene Ruyle is aetired union memtber with the California Faculty Association, a formeer delegate to the LA County Federation of Labor, and President of Veterans For Peace, East bay Chapter. He is also a member of the ICSS Program Committee.