But even more, it’s time to remember the history of Labor Day, which didn’t begin as a heavy-travel day, or a time when we stretch out summer by 24 hours, or a good day to shop the sales.
If you’re doing any of those things, good on you, but make sure you take the time to hug a union member. And remember: Those public servants (I’m married to one) aren’t the cause of our financial meltdown. Far from it.
(And thanks, Susan Forbes Hansen, for the inspiration on “The Sunday Night Folk Festival,” available from 7 to 10 p.m. here, every Sunday.)