Labor Day not a holiday for everyone
Lana Newton gives a manicure to Sue Violette at Perfect Touch Nail Spa in Fairfield, Monday. Newton spent her Labor Day working. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)
FAIRFIELD — Labor Day began as a celebration of the strengths and contributions labor unions made to the U.S. economy.
It became a federal holiday 120 years ago, giving many Americans the day off. Today, it’s viewed as one last blast of summer or the end of a three-day weekend.
For many small-business owners, it’s another work day.
Jose Mendoza, owner of Choco Latte Mexican Cafe, manned his Texas Street eatery Monday. He’s closed Sundays, ... Continue Reading