Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Labor Day has evolved into backyard cookouts, long weekend getaways and saying goodbye to summer ... But what is the true meaning of Labor Day?

Back in Sept. 5, 1882 the first Labor Day Parade in New York City was a time for workers to call attention to 10-hour workdays, sweatshops where people were working for pennies an hour, children were working for excessive hours under poor conditions. Samuel Gompers, the first President of the American Federation of Labor, who insisted on better pay and better working conditions, insisted that a laborer was more than a mere producing machine. Gompers was a Jewish immigrant who simply wanted a better life for the American worker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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