Yesterday was Labor Day and it was no big deal. And I think a union is to blame.
It used to be that Memorial Day and Labor Day were the official opening and closing bookends of the summer. This was mainly because these two holidays also bookended the end and beginning of the school year. Not any more. Now school kids regularly go back to school in August a week or two before Labor Day.
This change in schedule had to have been approved by the teachers unions. There's no way school administrators force this change unless it was supported by and who knows maybe even proposed by the teachers' unions.So in essence it was a union that diluted the holiday meant to honor labor.
Yesterday was Labor Day and it was no big deal.