We’re celebrating Labor Day today. We are taking the day off and hope and you are too!
A little history…According to the United States Department of Labor, Labor Day is always the first Monday in September. The creation of Labor Day is to dedicate the social and economic achievements of American workers. It celebrates the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886, and the first bill was introduced by New York legislature, but it was Oregon who passed the law on February 21, 1887. During the year, (before Labor Day) four other states followed suit – Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska and Pennsylvania joined in. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers.