The Benefits of Labor Day, With Robert Frost and Abigail Adams

Think about all the benefits the workforce has been given, and today thank those who came before you who made sure you got them.

We call them "work benefits," but they're really life benefits.

Good fences make good neighbors, indeed. These benefits are fences that keep employers from taking what isn't theirs: your life. They were hard won, and they are hard kept. Workers need to protect them, even now, preferably as a group, with the power and protections such a group conveys.

The interests of employers is different than the interests of workers. Abigail Adams' words ring true even today: all men would be tyrants if they could. Always tend your fences: not against someone, but for yourself.