Sunday, September 1, 2019 / by Karey Kendrick
Happy Labor Day!
These long working hours caused many union organizers to focus on winning a shorter eight-hour work day. They also focused on getting workers more days off, such as the Labor Day holiday, and reducing the workweek to just six days.
These early organizers clearly won since the most recent data show that the average person working in manufacturing is employed for a bit over 40 hours a week and most people work only five days a week.
Surprisingly, many politicians and business owners were actually in favor of giving workers more time off. That’s because workers who had no free time were not able to spend their wages on traveling, entertainment or dining out.
As the U.S. economy expanded beyond farming and basic manufacturing in the late 1800s and early 1900s, it became important for businesses to find consumers interested in buying the products and services being produced in ever greater amounts. Shortening the work week was one way of turning the working class into the consuming class.
So, to celebrate the month of September and the affection for Laboring, I have a special announcement to make: I will be Laboring, but for a very special reason.
My team and I are addicted to helping you and those you know buy or sell the place they call home. In fact it's a race to help as many as possible so we can GIVE more away.
As I share with you each month, we are on a mission to raise $10,000 for Little Smiles. We do this by donating a portion of our income. Little Smiles does great work in helping put smiles on the faces of area kids dealing with cancer and other life threatening diseases in area hospitals and hospices.
You can go to www.LittleSmilesReferrals.com and enter their contact info online or forward the link to someone you know considering a move.
SO, YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP AREA KIDS WHO NEED HELP THE MOST!
You and your referrals mean more than ever to our team. As we move forward through this red-hot summer, please know we are extremely thankful for you and you being a special part of our business.