Labor Day is September 3rd, and for many, it’s a nice three day weekend. However, while you’re enjoying the time off, it’s important to understand the importance of Labor Day.
Labor Day was first celebrated as a national holiday in 1894 as a way to show support for working men and women across the country regardless of their income, race, career, or class.
Labor Day also became the starting point for the labor movement to spread across the country to form workers’ unions. In fact, it was because of the labor movement that many modern businesses offer a 40 hour work week, minimum wage, sick leave, workers’ compensation, overtime pay, maternity leave, discrimination laws, disability rights, meal and rest breaks, child labor laws, paid time off, retirement packages, and other benefits that contribute to an employee’s rights and well being. The importance of Labor Day runs deep within our country’s history.
Many Americans work hard day in and day out to support themselves and their families, and the importance of Labor Day is a reminder of the hard work they contribute each and every day.
While you’re celebrating the holiday with your friends and family, please don’t forget about the hard working Americans. Enjoy the day off, and make a pledge to support the small businesses in your community.
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