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Senate unanimously passes a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

Senate unanimously passes a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

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Afrin_Drip

I am all for this, but we should also make the day we vote a national holiday where we shop at local businesses and then get wasted…


stosal

You had meat getting wasted.


IAmBadAtInternet

Let’s borrow the Australian tradition of democracy sausage sizzles!


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stosal

I'm not even gonna correct it. Just gonna have some meat and get wasted.


jsnxander

In Amsterdam "they" hit up Febo for fries with mayonnaise and a 1 euro mystery meat croquette, then get wasted. Or maybe that's just us tourists!


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stosal

Yes. Let's do your thing.


D20Jawbreaker

Maybe don’t travel inebriated and stick to a rum ham when you meet


Roundaboutsix

Don’t let your meat loaf...


Initial-Tangerine

When does this take effect? I doubt they're going to just give people the day off with a week's notice


therealhamster

When George Bush Sr died a federal “holiday” was announced with a few days notice. Biden could make this Friday or upcoming Monday a federal day off


Roundaboutsix

Trump declared most Fridays as Presidential Golf Holidays, granting himself a paid day off to test his endurance driving a golf cart.


birdinthepen

That's not really a federal holiday, the federal employees get a paid day off so that federal offices can close. But all the contractors that work for the feds don't get paid. They get the day off though because the buildings are closed. Presidents will do the same with Christmas Eve when Christmas is on a Tuesday.


iamveryafraidofhorse

It's a Saturday this year


ScrewAttackThis

Federal holidays are always recognized on the closest business day if it falls on a weekend.


MouseRat_AD

Ron Johnson opposed the bill. shockedpikachu.jpeg


waltur_d

Previously yes. But did not this time around


nadibsirrah

Awesome, great get togethers, eats and activities/history lessons!


alandgiraffe

Another holiday that I will have to work through.


DiogenesTheGrey

Depending on where you work it might flip to holiday pay?


brianishere2

Of course Juneteenth will be a holiday. Half of the Senate wants to commemorate it while the other half wants to celebrate it.


HallersHello

What is there to discuss?


xena_lawless

"Man has always assumed that he is more intelligent than dolphins because he has achieved so much--the wheel, New York, wars and so on -- while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But, conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man -- for precisely the same reasons." Douglas Adams, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish. You know the saying all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Mostly not by choice, people have worked themselves into a kind of world-destroying stupidity. People have been conditioned in a way that it is now a lot easier to destroy this Garden of Eden that evolved over millions and millions of years than it is to just relax and enjoy it. It's time for humanity to collectively do less. Stop working so damn much. Allow the natural joy and intelligence of the human system to fucking develop and flourish and save us from the hellscapes created by *work.* Eradicate the oligarchs keeping humanity on a world-destroying treadmill. Establish a 32 hour work week and immediately cut climate emissions by ~20%, at the mere cost of allowing the slaves a modicum of freedom and happiness.


jsnxander

It'll be interesting to see if the (supposedly) >25% of American workers contemplating a career change due to discovering a better work/life balance in the last year of flexible work actually follow through. Buddies in the commercial real estate biz are predicting a 25% vacancy rate going forward. I personally have been interviewing with several companies wherein the on-site requirement is permanently either hydrid or fully remote at will. It's hard to imagine sitting in a f'n car 10 hours a week to get to and from work again...


SixIsNotANumber

Cool! Can we get Cinco de Mayo & St. Patrick's Day, too (asking for some friends)? (And I seriously ***do*** think it's cool that this was passed, I'm just saying *the more, the merrier*, yeah?)


ccb621

Cinco de Mayo doesn't have anything to do with the United States, aside from Americans incorrectly believing it's Mexican Independence Day.


Mnementh121

I thought it was a celebration of Cerveza? Like St Patrick's day is for the color green and beer.


Springtraprulesgh

Well another day to add to the list of days where people don’t have to work


IronyElSupremo

Depends. Working for a community college district, we only got x number of days off. So the board got a list of approved holidays from the state mostly (federal but also when the schools had spring break) .. then allotted our x days to most holidays but leaving some out. Iirc they couldn’t do “Easter” since it’s religious non-federal, but could have a don’t show up to work day. Helped when Easter fell on the Spring Break date. Another thing they had to try avoiding was absenteeism for “family” type holidays (“Easter Bunny fever”)


Kayethis

Figures they’d vote unanimously for a holiday for themselves!