Laborers on Labor Day

For most people, Labor Day is a day off work. The holiday originally started as a big party.
Back in the 1800’s, parades, picnics and other celebrations would be held in support of labor issues, such as shorter work hours or to rally strikers. According to the Department of Labor, it all evolved into a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers make to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
Not everyone gets the day off on Labor Day, some are even out in the heat getting the day’s work done. “It’s Labor Day and we’re out here working in the sun. I’d rather be with my friends relaxing, barbecuing and sitting by a pool somewhere but work’s got to be done. There’s a deadline and work doesn’t stop just because of a holiday, so I guess I’ll catch up with my friends when I get off work,” said electrician Jacob Huff.
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on September 5th, 1882 in New York City.

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