History of Labor Day
September 3, 2020
“We believe hard work nourishes the soul and should nourish the body and support the family as well. We believe every one of us has an equal claim to the prosperity of America. And that it’s our job to ensure a better life for the generations that come after us.”—John Sweeney, Former President of the AFL-CIO.
While many of us are looking forward to our upcoming three-day weekend, let us not forget what Labor Day represents.
Labor Day grew out of the hardworking men and women fighting for their rights and protections, and is a celebration of the accomplishments of the American work force. Although it started as a state holiday in NY in 1882, it became a federal holiday in 1894 and has been celebrated nationally ever since. Labor Sunday, the Sunday preceding Labor Day, was adopted in 1909 as a day dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.
Getman, Sweeney & Dunn wishes you all a happy and restful Labor Day. And keep fighting for a better life for America’s workers!