This long holiday weekend has been brought to you by the blood, sweat and tears of the labor movement. [click on this image to find an anti-union attack advertisement, which can be used to illustrate Marx's argument around ideology as a way to promote false consciousness]
Everything you take for granted in your working life is because union brothers & sisters fought & died for it. 40 hours, weekend, health benefits, 8 hour day, worker protection, collective bargaining, child labor laws....
Labor Day weekend was not a fun filled time full of BBQs and hanging out with family. For us, it was keeping everyone downstairs and off the carpet, timers buzzing every 20 minutes, and cleaning up lots and lots of potty accidents. After much trial and error with our youngest, we decided to try the 3 day potty training method. It was a looong weekend.
Another Kingdom Hall goes up (all volunteer labour, none are paid) and the Hall goes up in a weekend or a matter of a few days. No collection plates are passed in Kingdom Halls. All literature, disaster relief, and buildings are funded by volunteers who donate money to the worldwide work of Jehovah's people.