Well, it’s Labor Day weekend, unofficially known as the last weekend of summer, and this in itself seems horribly unfair.
Weren’t we still shoveling snow a few weeks ago? Anyway, when it comes to things not being fair, those who work for a living know that all too well.
Especially, that is, if they have limited education or work in manufacturing jobs. I’ve just been reading a fascinating new Labor Day report issued by the Michigan League for Public Policy. It’s focus is on continuing wage disparities between men and women – the famous gender gap.
That’s an important issue, but to me it wasn’t the most significant thing in this report. What this report really does is illustrate how devastating the last 35 years have been for Michigan’s traditional blue-collar workers.