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History & Facts: 

  • Observed on the 1st Monday of September.
  • Strikes and rallies to protest poor working conditions and compel employers to renegotiate hours/pay were done during the late 1800s.
  • The “First Labor Day Parade” was in 1882 when 10k workers took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square in NYC.
  • The idea of this becoming a holiday was not legalized by congress until 12 years later. Until then, many individual states celebrated or honored it.
  • 1894 – Labor Day became a federal holiday.
  • Dispute as to whether Peter McGuire or Matthew Maguire founded the holiday.

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