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  • Writer's pictureCarl Brackens

Labor Day Reflections: More Than Just BBQs and Sales

Labor Day is just around the corner, and like many of you, I've often pondered its unique name. Why do we call it "Labor" Day when most of us take a well-deserved break? Digging a little deeper into history sheds light on this paradox. It's all about honoring the hard-fought rights of workers from centuries past.

Way back during the Industrial Revolution, working conditions were far from ideal. Long hours, six-day weeks, and meager pay were the norm. Thankfully, the rise of labor unions brought about essential changes: the eight-hour workday, weekends off, and, of course, the very existence of Labor Day.

Fast-forward to today, and some things have changed and some have remained the same. Despite the advances, challenges persist, especially in places like LA, the newfound epicenter of the labor movement. Rising living costs and stagnant wages continue to be hot topics.

But amidst this backdrop, Labor Day remains our end-of-summer beacon, synonymous with BBQs, family trips, and sales galore. And speaking of work, a heads-up: My team and I are rolling our sleeves this Labor Day Weekend. We're passionately committed to assisting you in all your real estate goals. Plus, we're giving back in a big way, supporting causes like the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

Until next time, remember, Labor Day is about more than just relaxation. It's a nod to our history, our challenges, and the spirit of perseverance. Here's to making the most of it!

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