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  U.S. DOL - The History of Labor Day
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.
Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.
Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.
www.dol.gov /opa/aboutdol/laborday.htm   (764 words)

 Labor Day - History of the Observance of Labor Day
Labor Day is a national legal holiday that is over 100 years old.
This date eventually became known as May Day, and was celebrated by Socialists and Communists in commemoration of the working man. In the U.S., the first Monday in September was selected to reject any identification with Communism.
In the late 1880's, labor organizations began to lobby various state legislatures for recognition of Labor Day as an official state holiday.
wilstar.com /holidays/laborday.htm   (396 words)

 Labor Day - MSN Encarta
Labor Day, legal holiday honoring workers, celebrated in the United States and Canada on the first Monday in September.
For some time Labor Day remained a time not only to commemorate labor’s contributions but also to draw public attention to the plight of workers and the struggle of labor unions to improve working conditions.
Parades in which workers march with their local union and at which labor leaders give speeches are still a major feature of Labor Day in many U.S. towns and cities.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761574330/Labor_Day.html   (409 words)

 Labor Day Legislations
Contrary to the present practice the first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union.
Irrespective of the dispute over the name of the initiator it is clear that the Labor Day proposal was initiated in the United States by the Knights of Labor.
The Day is a milestone in the history of American labor movement.
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 Labor Day
Labor Day is a United States federal holiday that takes place on the first Monday of September.
Labor Day has been celebrated on the first Monday in September in the United States since the 1880s.
A prominent Labor Day event in the United States, since 1966, is the annual telethon of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, hosted by Jerry Lewis to fund research and patient support programs for the various diseases grouped as muscular dystrophy.
www.bigdates.com /holidays/laborday.asp   (1066 words)

 La Raza Centro Legal
With the US economy in recession and the ranks of day laborers surging with an influx of migrants from Latin America, a small group of merchants and residents launched a racially charged campaign to ban day laborers on Cesar Chavez Street, the traditional gathering place for day laborers in San Francisco.
Day laborers, local residents and community activists responded by organizing to preserve workers' rights to stand on public sidewalks, to call attention to the illegal practices of unscrupulous employers, and to educate the public about the global economy that creates and exploits a contingent workforce.
Day laborers also exposed the need for the city to provide a safe, structured place for them to find work and access services.
www.lrcl.org /daylabor/daylabor.asp   (450 words)

 Today in History: September 5
This first Labor Day celebration was initiated by Peter J. McGuire, a carpenter and labor union leader who a year earlier cofounded the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions, a precursor of the American Federation of Labor.
While the first Labor Day was held on a Tuesday, the holiday was soon moved to the first Monday in September, the date we continue to honor.
For many decades, Labor Day was used by workers not only to celebrate their accomplishments, but also to air their grievances and discuss strategies for securing better working conditions and salaries.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/sep05.html   (762 words)

 Holidays on the Net - Labor Day
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is an annual and national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the country.
The Labor Day holiday is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.
Labor Day is generally observed with parades, speeches, barbecues, and picnics.
www.holidays.net /dailys/holidays/laborday.htm   (492 words)

 Labor Unions
Early legislation enacting Labor Day came from the states, led by New York and Oregon (which was the first to make the holiday official in 1887).
Guilds were the seed of modern labor unions in the U.S. Groups of highly-trained printers, carpenters, tailors, and weavers in the colonial age banded together to maintain quality standards and to ensure employers hired skilled laborers from home.
One year later, the important Clayton Act was enacted, which emphasized that "the labor of a human being is not a commodity or article of commerce" and legalized peaceful strikes, picketing, and boycotts.
www.infoplease.com /spot/labor1.html   (806 words)

 Holiday Insights : Labor Day
The first Labor Day was held celebrated in New York City on September 5, 1882 and was started by the Central Labor Union in New York City.
Labor Day quickly became popular and one state after another voted it as a holiday.
Labor Day is also viewed as the official end of summer.
www.holidayinsights.com /other/labor.htm   (335 words)

 Video: A Labor Day tribute to Mayor O'Connor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
As usual for Labor Day, Pittsburgh's union workers marched down Grant Street past the City-County Building.
The Labor Day parade was dedicated to Mr.
Prominent state and local politicians and labor leaders, arrayed behind a fl banner with white letters bearing the words "In Memory of Mayor Bob O'Connor," turned to face the building.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/06248/719036-53.stm   (278 words)

 Labor Day Celebration!
Labor Day, legal holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Canal Zone, and the Virgin Islands.
The celebration of Labor Day, in honor of the working class, was initiated in the U.S. in 1882 by the Knights of Labor, who held a large parade in New York City.
Labor Day is celebrated in Canada on the first Monday in September.
www.homeschooled-kids.com /laborday.html   (706 words)

 Donna's Holiday House Celebrates Labor Day
The first Labor Day parade was held in New York City on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, organized by machinist Mathew Maguire.
Labor Day was established, but Cleveland still lost his bid for reelection.
Today, Labor Day is celebrated more as the last big fling of summer than a tribute to the work we do when we're not on vacation.
members.tripod.com /Medonnabp/holiday13.htm   (1824 words)

 Howstuffworks "Why do we celebrate Labor Day?"
Labor Day is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women.
Labor unions themselves celebrated the first labor days in the United States, although there's some speculation as to exactly who came up with the idea.
Labor Day differs in every essential way from the other holidays of the year in any country.
www.howstuffworks.com /question459.htm   (532 words)

 Labor Day / May Day
A reasonable summary is that the labor organizers were peacefully demonstrating for an eight hour day, an anarchist threw a bomb in to the crowd, which killed a policeman, the police killed several demonstrators and some policemen, the powers that be arrested the labor leaders.
The proclamation of Labor Day in September in the United States can only be interpreted as an effort to isolate the working American from his colleagues around the world, and obscure the history of what Management did to Labor in Chicago in 1886.
Labor Day in the United States is better described as mocking than celebrating the working man in America.
math-cs.cns.uni.edu /~campbell/gened/labour.html   (363 words)

 About USA : American Holidays > Labor Day
In many cities the day is marked by parades of working people representing the labor unions.
The celebration of Labor Day was first suggested by Peter J. McGuire, founder of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters.
In March 1887, the first state law to declare the day a legal holiday was passed in Colorado, followed by New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.
www.usinfo.pl /aboutusa/holidays/labor.htm   (324 words)

 Labor Day
Labor Day is a celebration of the working class.
A man named Peter McGuire was one of the first to organize a Labor Movement as he joined with over 100,000 workers for a strike in spring of 1872.
An important contribution to our history, Labor Day is a day to remember the movement that awarded us the comfortable working conditions we so enjoy when not bathing in the sunshine.
www.classbrain.com /artholiday/publish/article_125.shtml   (412 words)

 Labor Day - US Department of State
Washington -- Labor Day, celebrated in the United States on the first Monday of each September, is the nation's official commemoration of its workers' contributions to national strength, prosperity and well-being.
Labor Day traditionally has marked the end of the summer, and in much of the country, Americans crowd community swimming pools and beach facilities for one last dip before those facilities close until the following Memorial Day.
Many political experts suggest Labor Day marks the beginning of the election campaign season (U.S. elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, i.e.
usinfo.state.gov /scv/life_and_culture/holidays/labor_day.html   (759 words)

 Labor Day
Labor Day is observed as a legal holiday on the first Monday in September throughout the United States.
Labor Day is a holiday honoring the working people.
Labor organizations sponsor various celebrations, but for most people it is a day of rest and recreation.
www.calendar-updates.com /info/holidays/us/labor.aspx   (251 words)

 Entertaining: Labor Day Picnic
Labor day means the end of summer vacations and the beginning of school, committee meetings, schedules, and more meetings.
If you are a family tied to the labor movement, you may want to include pictures form the history of labor or past labor day picnics as part of the decoration.
Labor day means games for the children and adult friends.
www.diabetic-lifestyle.com /articles/aug99_enter_1.htm   (516 words)

 Labor Day: Put Down Tools, Pick Up Frisbee? - Career
For many Americans, Labor Day means "the unofficial end of summer." These days, it's usually celebrated with barbecues, trips to the beach, sleeping in and other relaxing family-oriented activities.
Labor Day, which is the first Monday in September, is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women.
Early Labor Day celebrations followed the outline included in the original proposal of the holiday -- a street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations" of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families.
www.nbc5.com /employment/9776618/detail.html   (815 words)

 UAW - Happy Labor Day
On this day we pay tribute to the men and women who, often at great personal sacrifice, have joined together to form unions to improve the quality of life in their workplaces and their communities.
Local 402 and the Labor Coalition of Clark County are celebrating Labor Day with the Second Annual Labor Coalition Rally at the UAW Recreation Park.
The Brewery Workers are participating in the Milwaukee Labor Council's Labor Day Celebration that begins with a parade Sept. 3 at 11:30 a.m., followed by a Laborfest celebration at the Summerfest grounds from noon to 5 p.m.
www.uaw.org /events/laborday/01/index.html   (3138 words)

 Online NewsHour: Origins of Labor Day -- September 2, 1996 | PBS
Conceived by America's labor unions as a testament to their cause, the legislation sanctioning the holiday was shepherded through Congress amid labor unrest and signed by President Grover Cleveland as a reluctant election-year compromise.
President Cleveland seized the chance at conciliation, and Labor Day was born.
Almost a century since Gompers spoke those words, though, Labor Day is seen as the last long weekend of summer rather than a day for political organizing.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/business/september96/labor_day_9-2.html   (718 words)

 Labor Day (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Labor Day is a United States federal holiday that takes place on the first Monday in September; it will occur next on September 3, 2007.
According to Howard Zinn in A People's History of the United States, the original parade in 1882 organized by the Knights of Labor had a loose affiliation with the Ku Klux Klan, a main reason why some supporters of a labor parade preferred the May Day march.
From 1950-2003, the NASCAR Southern 500, the oldest and most traditional superspeedway race, and one of the crown jewels of the circuit was held on Labor Day weekend in Darlington, South Carolina.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Labor_Day   (1269 words)

 Celebrate! Holidays In The U.S.A. - Labor Day (First Monday in September)
Peter McGuire and laborers in other cities planned a holiday for workers on the first Monday in September, halfway between Independence Day and Thanksgiving Day.
On September 5, 1882 the first Labor Day parade was held in New York City.
Most Americans consider Labor Day the end of the summer, and the beaches and other popular resort areas are packed with people enjoying one last three-day weekend.
www.usemb.se /Holidays/celebrate/labor.html   (625 words)

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