This being Labor Day and all, might we suggest taking a half hour to acknowledge why we have labor laws protecting workers in the United States.
Part of it is due to the people — including women and children — who died for standing up for them.
Related: ‘Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War’ (MPR News)
More labor: Automation on the industrial frontier (Minnesota Brown)
About the blogger
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.