Labor Day


It’s a tough time to be a worker in the good old USA. Unemployment is high, working conditions are bad (if you don’t believe it, check this out), and there’s not much prospect of things getting better real soon.

“Too big to fail” means you get all you need and then some, “just struggling to get by” means you’re on your own. That’s the way it is and how it’s always been, I guess.

The soundtrack for today’s video is Merle Travis singing his classic Dark as the Dungeon, from the equally classic Will the Circle Be Unbroken. Some of the pictures you’ll see were taken long ago, but the way miners work hasn’t changed all that much over the years.

Here’s to better times for all workers everywhere, whether they’ve got a job to go to today or not. Enjoy the holiday.

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