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Labor Day in America

Labor Day in America Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American SEPTEMBER MONDAY workers. Created by the labor movement in the late 19th century the date became a federal holiday in 1894. Today, Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events. LABOR MOVEMENT TIMELINE 1872 1882 1887 1894 2013 The first U.S. Labor Labor Day in Canada began in 1872 in Toronto but quickly made its way south to On June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories. President Grover Cleveland signed the According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, planned by the Central Labor Union. The Statistics, as of May 2013, there were approximately 155.7 million men and women in the United States workforce. OREGON the United States. The movement began as a demonstration demanding rights for Labor Day parade of about 10,000 workers took unpaid leave and marched from City Hall past Union Square uptown to 42nd street, and ended in Wendel's Oregon was the first state to make Labor workers. At the time the average work day was more than 10 hours and workers were only granted Christmas Day, July 4th and ever other Sunday off. Many of these workers were Day a holiday in 1887. Between 1887 and 1894, thirty states officially celebrated Labor Day. act. Elm Park at 92nd Street and 9th Avenue for a concert, speeches, and a picnic. Say Goodbye to Summer Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the children. 66% symbolic end of the of American's grill on Labor Day. Isummer and the start of the back-to- school season. (Source: 2011 Weber GrillWatch Survey.) Burgers or Hot Dogs? 66% of American's choose burgers on the grill (Source: Huffington Post) Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans 85% typically consume 7 billion hot dogs. (Source: Nat. Hot Dog & Sausage Council) Experts say gas will be $4 25 $725 of Labor Day travelers will travel by automobile. per gallon by this Labor Day. (Source: AAA) amount of the first federally mandated minimum wage in 1938. current minimum wage in the U.S. (Source: (Source: Other sources:,, U.S. Burean of Labor Statistics • For more posters like this visit infographics.asp • Design by Tam- mie MeClure O 2013 • 800 West Ninth Street, Little Rock AR 72201 . 1-800-445-0653 • American Made U.S. flags, historie flags, classroom and educaitonal Arkansas Flä kags, posters, books and mone! • Interested in a custom poster design? Contact us at [email protected]

Labor Day in America

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Facts and figures related to Labor Day and a timeline about how the holiday got its start in America.


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