labor day

It's time to pay tribute to the American Workforce! On the first Monday in September, Labor Day commemorates the American labor movement and the countless contributions that workers have made to the prosperity, laws and strength of our nation. The official holiday is also considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States.

With the onset of the trade union and labor movements in the late 19th century, trade unionists designated a day be set aside to celebrate labor. "Labor Day" was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, and the first parade was organized in New York City. Labor Day became an official federal holiday in 1894.

Here's to America's Workers!