As Kehlkopfmikrofon says, "Happy fake labor day
." The real one is now called Law Day, or Loyalty Day, or some other such filthy thing. A labor holiday that originated in America with a general strike for the 8-hour day movement, as American as baseball and jazz, is now identified as a holiday for parades of tanks in the capitals of communist regimes. Why? A police state crackdown by St. Woodrow and his pet secret policeman, A. Mitchell Palmer, and a concerted propaganda effort during the War Hysteria and Red Scare to tag the worker's movement with "disloyalty" and "un-Americanism." That's pretty remarkable in itself, identifying "loyalty" with "Americanism," in a country founded by a bunch of guys telling their own government to go to hell. But as you know, the first rule after every revolution is "OK, no more revolutions, starting.... Now!"
Jesse Walker got a really good Labor Day thread
going at Reason Hit&Run, based on the largely buried history of nineteenth century classical liberalism's surprisingly pro-labor stance
Around the left-Rothbardian blogosphere, some other attempts to rehabilitate unionism and reclaim labor from its four-letter word status among right-libertarians: Brad Spangler
, Wally Conger
, Roderick Long
, and Rad Geek