Happy Labor Day! My father started out in the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen which became the United Transportation Union. My Mom was a proud member of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Without the good wages and benefits provided by their shared sacrifice, I could never have gone to college. Charles M. Rowland II salutes America’s hard-working men and women and joins in our shared hopes that all who seek work can find a meaningful way to build the American Dream. Happy Labor Day!
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“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is being launched with multiple OVI checkpoints this weekend. There will be multiple checkpoints tonight (August 17th) and tomorrow (August 18th) throughout the Miami Valley. Please check back at this post as we will update all of our information as it becomes available.
Montgomery County: Montgomery County will hold one of two planned checkpoints on Friday. The checkpoint will take place on Wayne Avenue and will operate from 9 p.m. until approximately 1:00 a.m.
Kettering, Ohio: Kettering has announced that it will be using enhanced enforcement techniques for DUI enforcement leading up to and throughout the Labor Day weekend. These patrols will include saturation patrols with a particular emphasis on arresting impaired drivers.
Clark County: There will be an OVI sobriety checkpoint this weekend in Clark County, Ohio along Rt 40 at Rt. 68 (near the golf course). The checkpoint will run from 8 p.m. until midnight. The checkpoint will be held in the west-bound lane. The DUI checkpoint will be conducted by the Clark County OVI Task Force. The Clark County OVI Task Force is made up of the Clark County Combined Health District, Springfield Police Division, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, the Ohio Highway Patrol, the Ohio Department of Transportation, Clark County EMA, Springfield Fire and Rescue Box 27, Ohio Investigative Unit and police departments in North Hampton, Enon, South Charleston, Tremont City and German Twp. This checkpoint is being conducted in conjunction with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Hamilton County: There will be an OVI checkpoint this Friday, August 17, 2012 in Cincinnati. The checkpoint will be set up in the 2700 block of River Road and will be in operation from 9 PM to 1 AM.
Butler County: An OVI checkpoint will be held in the city of Fairfield in Butler County, law enforcement officials announced today. The checkpoint will be held on Nilles Rd, and last from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m. Troopers will also be conducting saturation patrols throughout the area. The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. The Butler County OVI Task Force and the Ohio State Highway Patrol are manning the operation. Any additional questions concerning this release can be directed to Sgt. Amy Mays with the Fairfield Police Department at 513-896-8250.
Delaware County: The Ohio State Highway Patrol Delaware post along with the Delaware and Franklin County Sheriff’s offices will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on U.S. 23 in Delaware County Friday night. The checkpoint operates from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. Saturday.
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59% fatal crash reduction during 2010 Labor Day Weekend
The Ohio State Highway Patrol released provisional Labor Day fatal crash statistics what show seven people were killed in seven fatal crashes during the holiday reporting period of Friday, September 4 at 6 p.m. through Monday, September 6 at 11:59 p.m. Of these seven fatal crashes on only one is believed to be alcohol-related. During the same reporting period last year, 17 lives were lost on Ohio roadways – of which seven were alcohol-related. OVI (formerly DUI) arrests were down 9.9% in 2010 despite an increase of 17.2% in enforcement. A copy of the Holiday recap can be downloaded at www.statepatrol.ohio.gov.
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The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced their plans for the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. The Patrol will focus on removing impaired drivers from our roadways and urging motorists to think twice before getting behind the wheel while impaired. Troopers will be out in full force in an effort to reduce fatalities over the long weekend.
To see more from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, visit the web site HERE.
For most of us, Labor Day means backyard barbecues, weekend sales, and a last carefree day before school starts. But the laid-back holiday has some seriously sad history, including chaos, riots, and even death.
A tragic tale
Back in the days of the Industrial Revolution, workers were expected to put in 12-hour days, seven days a week (yes, including kids). Already sounds awful, right? It gets worse. In Pullman, Illinois, a company town that employed and housed workers to build posh railway cars, times had gotten tough. In response, George Pullman cut jobs and wages. It was 1893. Thousands of workers walked off their jobs in protest, demanding higher salaries and lower rents. Other unions joined, refusing to work the Pullman cars, turning the small-town fracas into a national fury.
With mail cars backing up, and riots worrying train execs, President Grover Cleveland stepped in. He declared the strike illegal and sent 12,000 troops to break the strike. Cue brutal protests and bloodshed. The strike was broken, but so was the spirit of the workers. To reach out to the labor movement, Congress rushed the national holiday into law. The bad will resulted in Cleveland losing re-election. But the day off for hot dogs endures. According to the Department of Labor, Congress passed an act in 1894 making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday.
So, working stiffs everywhere, say it now, with feeling: Happy Labor Day.
Source: http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzzlog/92981?fp=1 The Sad Story Behind Labor Day, by Claudine Zap, Sep 4, 2009