Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?
(www.history.com) Labor Day, an annual celebration of workers and their achievements, originated during one of American labor history’s most dismal chapters.
In the late 1800s, at the height of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks in order to eke out a basic living. Despite restrictions in some states, children as young as 5 or 6 toiled in mills, factories, and mines across the country, earning a fraction of their adult counterparts’ wages. Continue to full article...
Enjoy these articles from the Department of Labor (www.dol.gov). The first is about the goings on for the first celebration. The second has a bit of history and some trivia questions.
*Archived from H&H's Constant Contact Newsletter [9.2.2022]