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Labor Day
Federal
Relax! Its Labor Day!

When: First Monday of September

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

Boating activities at the local lake.  ShCatching up on various house projects.  Backyard barbecue with family and friends. Sporting activities such as fishing or team sports such as softball. Shopping for good deals offered by the annual labor day sale at local stores.

Numbers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 1954 had the highest percentage off American workers who were members of labor unions about 35% and that number had drastically been reduced to about 10.5% of unionization in 2018.

Description

Since 1894 when President Grover Cleveland officially made labor day a national holiday,  people all across the United States of America have been doing their best to relax and leave their work duties behind and celebrate the federal holiday known as Labor Day.  The holiday is often referred to as the last long weekend of the summer and celebrated by American workers. P. J. McGuire, Vice President of the American Federation of Labor, Organized labor and unions are frequently credited with the creation and observance of Labor Day and specifically P.J. McGuire who was the Vice President of the American Federation of Labor as the founder of Labor Day in the United States. So relax, kick back and enjoy the day!

Interesting Facts

  1. A popular and funny bumper sticker you may have seen on automobiles in the United States are often given out by Union Leaders and proudly displayed by members with various slogans such as " Unions...the folks who brought you weekends"
  2. Oregon was the first to declare Labor Day an official holiday in 1887.
  3. The first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City.
  4. Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest weekends to travel in the United States and the AAA estimates over 35 million people travel by car during the labor day weekend.
  5. Labor Day weekend is a popular time for Hollywood to release new movies.

 

Information

Observed:
  • First Monday of September
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