When many of us in the HR world think of Labor Day, we now think of the NLRB. For most of us, I would not say the visceral thoughts are warm and with admiration.
So, for Labor Day, let’s not think of the National Labor Relations Board. Let’s think of its purpose.
Labor Day has its origins in the labor movement. In 1894, Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a federal holiday after a failed attempt to break up a railroad strike. However, its purpose, I believe, is to pay tribute to the contributions and accomplishments of all American workers.