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Labor Day

An old custom prohibits the wearing of white after Labor Day. The custom is rooted in nothing more than popular fashion etiquette. In actuality, the etiquette originally stated that white shoes were the taboo while white or "winter white" clothes were acceptable. This custom is fading from popularity as it continues to be questioned and challenged, particularly by leaders in the fashion world. "Fashion magazines are jumping on this growing trend, calling people who 'dare' to wear white after Labor Day innovative, creative, and bold. Slowly but surely, white is beginning to break free from its box, and is becoming acceptable to wear whenever one pleases. This etiquette is also compared to the Canadian fashion rule of not wearing green after Rememberance day."

Source: Labor Day - Wikipedia

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Day Labor Jobs

Day labor is work done where the worker is hired and paid one day at a time, with no promise that more work will be available in the future. It is a form of contingent work.

Day labor workers find work through two common routes. First, some employment agencies specialize in very short-term contracts for manual labor most often in factories, offices, and manufacturing. These companies usually have offices where workers can arrive and be assigned to a job on the spot, as they are available.

Less formally, day labor workers meet at well-known locations, usually public street corners or commercial parking lots, and wait for building contractors, landscapers, and other potential employers to offer work. Much of this work is in small residential construction or landscaping. In the U.S., day labor workers using this channel are a diverse group of Latin American immigrants, native born white and African-American citizens. The majority are active community members who participate in religious institutions and sports teams. One in 3 day labor workers experienced theft of wages in the past two months while one in 5 day labor workers experienced a serious worksite injury in the past year.

A frequent trend has developed amongst municipalities and communities in supporting day labor workers' efforts to organize themselves into democratically run workers' centers, designated areas, and organizations to defend workers' rights in general. Workers' Centers of this kind date back at least 18 years to Los Angeles. The National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), a network of such organizations, and the Day Labor Research Institute have emerged as members of the immigrant workers' rights movement. Member organizations of NDLON have been responsible for collecting workers' wages that were not paid by employers, building coalitions to pass legislation that regulates temporary agencies, and countering the arrest of corner day laborers. NDLON and the Day Labor Research Institute promote cooperation between day laborers, local government, police, other local residents, and businesses to avoid unproductive anti-immigrant hysteria, and achieve solutions that benefit all involved.

Just as the first Labor Day marchers were immigrant workers, day laborers are also immigrants. Their efforts in organizing themselves to raise awareness and action on their rights as labor workers reflect the essence of Labor Day as national day celebration of all hardworking men and women keeping the wheels of a nationís economy turning.

Source: Day Labor - Wikipedia

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