Happy Labor Day

Bill Berke and Staff want to wish everyone a Happy Labor Day!
Labor Day History
Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in late 19th century and became a Federal holiday, when a watershed movement in American labor history brought worker’s rights squarely into the public’s view.
Labor Day Travels
Air Travel Forecast – Airlines for America (A4A) projected 15.6 million flyers for the Labor Day holiday weekend this year – an increase of 4% from last year’s Labor Day flyer count.
Roadway Traffic – American Automobile Association (AAA) projects a similarly rosy fate for roadways. A significant number of passengers are expected to hit the road, banking on low gas prices. In fact 55% of Americans are “more likely to take a road trip this year due to lower gas prices.”
Even though gas prices have been on the rise over the past few weeks due to higher crude oil prices, trouble in the Gulf Coast and impending tropical storms moving into the Gulf of Mexico, they are still cheaper by 27 cents this Labor Day weekend compared to the price a year ago. In fact, gas prices this Labor Day are the lowest since the Labor Day weekend in 2004. Currently, the average price per gallon is $2.22, nationally.
Reminder: Have vehicles inspected by a trusted repair shop before you travel.