Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. Before you know it, pumpkin spice lattes will be on the menu. (What?! They already are?)
But before we gear up for pennant races, fall elections, and a new TV season, let’s take one more summer-like day to relax and recognize the social and economic achievements of American workers. Labor Day “constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country,” according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
The U.S. Postal Service is one of the largest employers in the nation with over half a million employees. No doubt you’ve heard this little factoid: The Postal Service has the nation's largest retail network — bigger than McDonald’s, Starbucks and Walmart combined, domestically. That’s a lot of labor.
On this Labor Day, let’s recognize all postal employees, as well as the more than 7 million private sector workers who make up this essential piece of the U.S. economy, the mailing industry. Happy Labor Day.