Tomorrow is Labor Day, a day that Wikipedia tells me celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers in the United States.
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The US Conference of Catholic Bishops makes a statement each year (from their Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development) for Labor Day. An excerpt:
...everyone and every institution in society--businesses, government, unions and private institutions--should collaborate to support workers and create an economy that serves the person rather than the other way around." ~emphasis mineYES! YES! YES!
Remember all those looking for work, those working for near nothing wages, those working in dangerous locations, those who have given up... keep them in your thoughts and prayers*-- not just this week, but every week.
May you all feel valued for the work you do... the care you take... the lives you touch.