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We here at the Clog would like to wish everyone out there a happy Labor Day. Whether you’re a student, professor, construction worker, cop, or cowboy, we want you to know that we appreciate your labor.

We are Cal students, after all. What would we be if we weren’t firmly on the side of the workers (especially in these troubling economic times)? Marx would roll over in his grave. And it’s only fair to appreciate all kinds of labor, from academic (yes, that binder will weigh twice your poundage at the end of the semester) to manual.

Without further ado, then, we propose this: let Labor Day be marked by something other than barbecues and last-minute partying. Wherever you are (but especially on the Cal campus) thank someone for keeping your world clean and beautiful. That is no mean feat.

Just think of the amount of bathroom-using that goes on around on the Berkeley campus alone, and thank your lucky stars that you are able to find a pristine toilet. Or look at the gorgeous trees surrounding Memorial Glade, and remind yourself that they are not self-trimming.

Say thank you to someone who labors for you, whether at college or elsewhere. Let’s make this day mean something.

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