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Labor Day History

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Every first Monday of September, we observe Labor Day. It remembers the importance of American workers and their rights. People often faced unsafe working conditions, sanitary facilities and breaks.

They began organizing strikes and rallies to protest poor conditions. This compelled employers to renegotiate hours and pay. The labor movement in the late 19th century began to bring to light worker’s rights. It became a federal holiday in 1894 to help try to repair damage from the riots, and troubling events that took place.

To read more in depth about Labor Day head to the full article here.

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