Labor Day

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La·bor Day

noun

noun: Labour Day; noun: Labor Day

  1. a public holiday or day of festivities held in honor of working people, in the US and Canada on the first Monday in September, in many other countries on May 1.

Labor Day, an annual celebration of workers and their achievements, originated during one of American labor history’s most dismal chapters. In the late 1800s, at the height of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks in order to eke out a basic living. Despite restrictions in some states, children as young as 5 or 6 toiled in mills, factories and mines across the country, earning a fraction of their adult counterparts’ wages. People of all ages, particularly the very poor and recent immigrants, often faced extremely unsafe working conditions, with insufficient access to fresh air, sanitary facilities and breaks. - Wikipedia

Please don't forget that although Labor Day is an amazing time to relax and celebrate the end of Summer, it is also a time to celebrate how far we have come for a nation, and how far we still have to go! Let's do our part in the history of the American workforce and demand the closing of the Pay Gap.