Happy Labor Day!

Publetariat staff are taking Friday, 9/2 through Monday, 9/5 off in observance of the U.S. Labor Day holiday. No new content will be posted to the site until the evening of Monday the 5th, though Publetariat members can still post to the Publetariat Forum and their own Publetariat blogs in the interim.

And by the way, did you know Labor Day was made a U.S. national holiday in order to quell social unrest following the deaths of some striking workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals in 1894—essentially out of government fear of retaliation from the labor movement? Yeah, neither did we till we looked it up on Wikipedia.