Friday, August 31, 2007

Labor Day: From the folks who brought you the weekend

The holiday designated for the first Monday in September is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

The Industrial Revolution changed our nation and the world. Unfortunately, it ushered in 12-hour work days, seven days a week for workers of every age — children included — and often under terrible working conditions. Check out for an illustrative history of Labor Day and and the labor movement.

We'll be back Tuesday. (end of post)

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