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Labor Day

What do you know about Labor Day? Why is it a national holiday?

Labor Day began in Toronto, Canada but quickly made its way to the United States. During that time the average American worked 12-hours a day, 7-days a week. Children ages 5-6 worked in factories and mines. In those days long hours brought about more stress, fatigue and danger in the workplace. To combat this, union organizers fought and won the end of child labor, a reduction of the work week and work day. Labor Day originally began as a demonstration for workers rights but is now seen as an opportunity to celebrate the last day of summer.
So feel free to enjoy the last day of summer with BBQ, fireworks, and shopping while you enjoy the contributions past workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

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