Growing up, Labor Day was a big deal at our house. That’s partly because my mom’s mother, who lived with us, strongly identified with the labor movement.
My grandmother Libby was an independent woman for her time (she dyed her hair! she played cards for money!). She took the train to New York City every day to her job at Gimbels department store.
A staunch supporter of her labor union, Libby drilled into my brain never to cross a picket line.
And she told me stories about the early labor movement, teaching me that workers in industrialized countries had historically been terribly oppressed. The labor movement was their means of claiming freedom and power.
Today as an entrepreneur I often feel like labor and management rolled into one!
Maybe small business is just like that. Or maybe [Read more…]