A quick history lesson on Labor Day:
Labor Day is celebrated all around America to celebrate hard workers and their accomplishments. In the late 1800s, during the Industrial Revolution, Americans would be working 12-hours a day for 7-days a week with little pay for basic living. Children younger than 10-years-old were working in unsafe conditions while getting paid a little less than what the adults were making. The Labor Unions at this time became more vocal with putting together strikes and rallies about the unsafe working conditions and getting better pay and hours.
On September 5, 1882, 10,000 works took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square in New York City, making this the very first Labor Day parade. Now on the first Monday of September, Labor Day is celebrated as “workingmen’s holiday” and became legalized 12 years later when labor history brought workers’ rights into the public’s view.
Spend this holiday celebrating the hardships workers had to go through and the strength they had to speak their minds!
Happy Labor Day!