Sunday, September 4, 2011

Labor Day Synergy

Here's a two-fer for Labor Day weekend, which is marked by celebration of the value of work and those who perform it, and is characterized in NYC by a parade and festival in Brooklyn celebrating West Indian culture. The Jamaican poet and activist Mutabaruka wrote the song H2 Worka to publicize the situation of H2 Visa holders employed as itinerant agricultural laborers in Florida (a subject covered by the H2 Worker: Jamaican Migrants in America, for which Mutabaruka provided the music):

Of course, much of the agricultural labor performed in the U.S. is performed by migrant immigrant workers, most of whom aren't making $50/hour.

Happy Labor Day, dear readers!

1 comment:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Next year, they'll probably be calling it "Job Creators Day".

Based on a compromise between Obama and the Republicans.