Workers deserve a day in their honor. The unions that exploit them don’t
Labor Day was never intended as an homage to the organized labor movement.
Unions, of course, vehemently disagree, and while the overwhelming majority of people have come to regard the holiday as nothing more meaningful than a three-day weekend commemorating the end of summer, labor leaders continue to delude themselves that the event somehow validates their dubious ideals and shady tactics.
This would come as a profound surprise to those instrumental in its founding.
For example, Rep. Lawrence McGann, an Illinois Democrat who sat on the House committee that approved the...