A history of Labor Day- It is not about hotdogs

Headlines in the papers tell us of striking fast food workers taking to the streets for higher wages. Unions are supporting them. For the first time in a long time there is something current that aligns with the original intent of Labor Day. Today, Labor Day is not really about what it was originally intended. …

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The How and Why Labor Day Came to Be

  Headlines in the papers tell us of striking fast food workers taking to the streets for higher wages. Unions are supporting them. For the first time in a long time there is something current that aligns with the original intent of Labor Day. Today, Labor Day is not really about what it was originally …

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History of Labor Day- Updated

My local paper has a headline that reads “On Labor Day, U.S. workers insecure” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sunday, September 02, 2012.) The article deals with the state of the economy and the losses that workers of all ilk have suffered. With multiple generations, global pressures, deregulation of industries, and the decline of unions “a lot …

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The History of Labor Day

Labor Day as an observance of the “working man” originated in 1882 in New York City and was observed on September 5th of that year. Although the originator is in some dispute it is generally attributed to Matthew Maguire, a machinist and  later secretary for a machinist local. In 1884 the first Monday of September was …

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