As we enter September, most of us enjoy a day off on Labor Day, the holiday that celebrates workers. In Pittsburgh, we have a great tradition of workers who gave a lot (even their lives) to establish the 40-hour work week, overtime and, yes, paid holidays.
Here’s a great map of Pittsburgh’s labor history sites. That history is everywhere. The monument in the photo above that honors striking miners is in the same rural Washington County cemetery where my family is buried.
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