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  • This History of Labor Day

    blog postFriday 02 September 2016

    At the end of the 19th century, America evolved from an agrarian society into an industrial powerhouse. The economy grew rapidly; so did inequality. Workers had few rights.  In New York, the Central Labor Union advocated for workers. To celebrate laborers' honest toil, they planned a parade and picnic for Tuesday, September 5, 1882. Turnout was uncertain; most workers would have to sacrifice a day’s pay.  Just a few dozen men were gathered at the start. Then 200 jewelers ar... read more

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