Monday, September 4, 2017

4 Sep 17 - 0801 EDT - blog - Labor Day.

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"Labor Day. A salute to workers in the United States and Canada."

Forrest Caricofe

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**YESTERDAY. I went outdoors after publishing my daily blog and 1 video to 

spread the last 3 bags of black mulch and watered it because the forecast of rain 

did not come true, picked about 15 roma tomatoes from the 1 of 3 tomato plants

and pulled up some wire weeds by their roots. I quit early, about 2:30 PM, and 

went on to the back enclosed porch where I'm filling cracks and holes with wood 

filler. I started filling with a putty knife and I'm almost done with that and will 

later use my caulking gun to fill the crevices that I couldn't fill properly with the 

putty knife. After the wood filler is completely dry, I'll need to sand off the wood 

filler so that it's level and then paint it white. 

I then went in the house to shave, shower and dress, then drove to Wendy's in 

Wooster for takeout and then back to the house. I prepared and ate my usual 

salad while watching 'Law and Order, Criminal Intent' on TV, said my prayer and 

went to bed.

**TODAY. I deleted about 30 of my YouTube videos yesterday because of few

views and plan to work on that again, hopefully deleting at least 15 more which 

will bring me down to about 140 videos remaining on YouTube. 

The forecast calls for high and low temperatures of 82° and 60° with isolated 

thunderstorms and rain again tomorrow. Although it has called for rain for at 

least 2 days of the last week, we've had only a slight mist of a rain 2 days ago. 

I need to purchase at least 5 more bags of regular black mulch to cover over the 

pearl black mulch that I spread on the southwest corner and the front flower 

beds and then water like the instructions read. 


**I placed about 10 garden size American flags out front near Smucker Road 

yesterday in honor of Labor Day. 

Place your cursor over the picture above the Google search box and it will wish 

you a "Happy Labor Day, 2017!"

Labor Day

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"This article is about the U.S. holiday. For the similarly named holiday in other 

countries, see Labour Day. For other uses, see Labor Day (disambiguation).

(I looked up the meaning of disambiguation and it read: "refers to the removal of 

ambiguity by making something clear." OK, so I looked up ambiguity, not quite 

sure of its' meaning and it read: "the fact of something having more than one 

possible meaning." I'm not the dumbest rock in the quarry, but I'm still a little 

confused so let's let it go at that). 

Labor Day

Observed by - United States

Type - National

Celebrations - Parades, barbecues

Date - First Monday in September

2018 date - September 3

2019 date - September 2

Frequency - Annual

Related to - Labour Day

Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday 

in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that 

workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the 

country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and 

it is considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States. The holiday is 

also a federal holiday.

Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements 

grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. "Labor 

Day" was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which 

organized the first parade in New York City. In 1887, Oregon was the first state 

of the United States to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an 

official federal holiday in 1894, thirty U.S. states officially celebrated Labor Day.

Canada's Labour Day is also celebrated on the first Monday of September. More 

than 80 countries celebrate International Workers' Day on May 1 – the ancient 

European holiday of May Day – and several countries have chosen their own 

dates for Labour Day."

The very best Labor Day parade I've ever saw was in Omaha, Nebraska with 

hundreds of onlookers linning the streets. 

Although a holiday and like me in typing my promised daily blog, some people 

have to work. Walmart and other retail stores rarely close down as well as most 

of the fast food restaurants.

In Ohio ...."In the private sector, employees who work on legal holidays may 

receive holiday pay (often 150 percent regular wages), but may also receive a 

paid holiday depending on the terms of employment."

As with all lawyers who make rules as politicians and you needing to hire a 

lawyer to understand its' complicated meaning, the above holds no answers for 

me, only further questions. 

I told you once before that had over 50 jobs, some for only a few days, during

my 74 years of life and worked on Labor Day at most of these occupations. I was 

a letter carrier for the post office for 18 years, it being federal, unionized and 

Labor Day being a federal holiday, I got Labor Day off with pay.  

Ohio Employment Law Basics

By Lisa Guerin, ​J.D., Boalt Hall at the University of California at Berkeley

Excerpt from full article:

"The minimum wage in Ohio for larger employers is $8.10 per hour, higher than 

the federal minimum wage of $7.25. (Smaller employers – those with annual 

revenues below $297,000 – can pay the lower federal minimum wage."

You know what I think? Federal, state and local governments should stop 

celebrating themselves as workers and through being more frugal with taxpayer

money, see that those who must live by the wages above, receive a decent wage 

to live by.  

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