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Labor Day, Made In America

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What is Labor Day?  Labor day is a day of celebration of the contributions made to America by the workers and the unions. Labor Day is observed on the first Monday in September.

How long have we celebrated Labor Day? Labor day was founded in 1882. Became a federal holiday 1894.

Who started Labor Day. There is objection as to who founded Labor Day. Matthew Maguire, a machinist of the Central Labor Union. Peter McGuire of the American Federation of Labor. Labor Day --History.com

There is never enough talk today about Labor day except for labor day sales. Labor day is a celebration of the unionizing of America which built a better America for all. When employees are valued, they are satisfied, and they perform accordingly. The unionizing of the working class resulted in better lives across America, and has contributed to better lives in other countries. Made in America was the proud slogan of labor days past. Until Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894, laborers who chose to participate in parades had to forfeit a day's wages. 

What is OSHA?  A government agency, signed into law by President Nixon Dec. 29, 1970. OSHA protects American workers. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. a main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation. 

 

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