Labor Day - New York Craziness
Observed the first Monday in September, Labor Day is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers. The holiday is rooted in the late nineteenth century, when labor activists pushed for a federal holiday to recognize the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being.
Before it was a federal holiday, Labor Day was recognized by labor activists and individual states. After municipal ordinances were passed in 1885 and 1886, a movement developed to secure state legislation. New York was the first state to introduce a bill, but Oregon was the first to pass a law recognizing Labor Day, on February 21, 1887. During 1887, four more states – Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York – passed laws creating a Labor Day holiday. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska and Pennsylvania had followed suit.
Buying canned whipped cream will now require ID in New York
You now have to be 21 years old to buy canned whipped cream in New York.
The legislation, sponsored by NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr., was passed in October 2021, but stores have only recently begun to require ID to purchase the dessert topping.
The goal of the law is to combat the use of whipped cream chargers, also known as “whippits,” as a way to get high.
The whipped cream chargers contain nitrous oxide, which is known to cause hearing loss, brain damage, limb spasms, heart failure or suffocation, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
New York Unelected, Ultra-Liberal, Governor Kathy Hochul signs “salespeople” law, bans gendered language in law
New York’s Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation that removed the term “salesman” replacing it with “salesperson.” This is the latest in New York’s bid to ban language that isn’t gender-neutral.
“Jobs have no gender, but unfortunately, many of our state’s laws still use gendered language when discussing professions that are practiced by people of all genders,” state Sen. Anna Kaplan said of the bill she sponsored with Assemblyman Danny O’Donnell.
San Francisco chocolate shop in Chinatown teaches employees kung fu to combat crime
A chocolate shop and café in San Francisco’s Chinatown is giving employees lessons in kung fu to help empower them against theft and crime in the neighborhood, according to a report.
Mindy Fong, owner of Jade Chocolates Teahouse and Café, told the San Francisco Chronicle that she decided to hold kung fu classes for employees beginning in late March after the area experienced a string of thefts.