- I think this is a great idea.
- I don't think this should be an 'Independence Day' day-off type day. It should be more of a 'only Grammar School kids are aware of it' day like Flag Day.
But, maybe we should start 'Cesar Chavez Day' traditions, so that adults are aware of it, like St. Patrick's Day, St. Valentine's Day and Secretary's Day (which is coming up, btw). We could ask for a day of demonstrations. Or! If companies were required to post how much direct labor they produced, versus how much they passed on to contractors, that would honor his memory pretty well.
Cesar Chavez Day disclosure! Anybody for a march?
Update: I should clarify that while honoring laborers deserves a day off, I think we do it on Labor Day already. I know it seems unfair that war dead get two days off while laborers -- who are more important and more populous -- only get one, but the war dead died, ostensibly defending our interests, while laborers generally get to live until black lung gets them.