This September Workplace Fairness and the Today’s Workplace Blog will be hosting our second annual “Taking Back Labor Day” blog carnival. Since last Labor Day our blog has been relaunched and improved and our website continues to grow. This year we were nominated for a Webby Award for Best Law Site and have increased our number of website visitors annually to over 400,000. Today’s Workplace is a source for commentary and discussion on the most important issues in labor and employment facing workers today.
Labor Day should be a time to remind people of why the labor movement is still important and to discuss and take inventory of critical issues affecting workers. We are inviting you to write an original blog for Labor Day. A few broad topics we’d like to touch on are as follows:
* Why is the labor movement still important?
* How can it be further revitalized?
* How can unions and employment lawyers work together more closely to advance the rights of workers?
* What things should the Obama administration be focusing on with regard to the labor movement?
* In 5, 10, 15 years, what will be the most important workplace issue to consider on Labor Day?
* Given the state of our economy and all that has happened since late 2008, what part should the labor movement play and how will it change?
Last year we ended up with 35 guest bloggers for “Taking Back Labor Day” and this year we hope to make it even bigger. If you do not have time to write an original piece we would also be happy to crosspost from your ‘home’ blogs if you would like to send something. Also we encourage all our contributors and readers to make comments and really turn the blogs into a conversation. Perhaps through this effort more people will remember that Labor Day is not just a good day to go shopping, but a day, as Peter McGuire put it circa 1882, to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Paula Brantner at [email protected]. Articles can be sent as word documents to the aforementioned email address or if you are familiar with blog publishing we can set up a user account for you. If you would like to post a blog that is pertinent to our audience but not specific to Labor Day you are welcome to send it and we will post it later in the month.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
Shannon Lichtenberg & Paula Brantner