1. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the average American worker worked how many hours per week?
2. What year did the Adamson Act pass, establishing an eight-hour work day.
3. What was the first state, in 1887, to make Labor Day an official holiday?
“Labor Day means grilling outside!”
“As we celebrate Labor Day, we honor the men and women who fought tirelessly for workers’ rights, which are so critical to our strong and successful labor force.”
“Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”
Q: Why did Goofy put a clock under his desk?
A: Because he wanted to work over-time!
Did you hear the joke about Labor Day?… It doesn’t work for me!
If today is labor day, how many babies were born?
If you don’t know everything…
September colors. After it became a federal holiday in 1894, the fashion industry adopted Labor Day as the natural endpoint for summer fashion, making it the last day when it was acceptable to wear white or seersucker.
Big celebration. On September 5, 1882, New York City union leaders organized what is now considered the nation’s first Labor Day parade. Ten thousand workers marched along city streets in an event culminating in a picnic, speeches, fireworks, and dancing.
Less unions. In the 1950s, 40% of the work force belonged to unions (compared to only 10% now).
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