On this labor day, the demise of labor at every level and in every form has become an established fact of the US political economy.
E.J. Dionne has a great piece on the current state of labor.
"Let’s get it over with and rename the holiday “Capital Day.” We may still celebrate Labor Day, but our culture has given up on honoring workers as the real creators of wealth and their honest toil—the phrase itself seems antique—as worthy of genuine respect." More here