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Labor Day 2022
Labor Day 2022: 5th September
About Labor Day
Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States. It is a federal holiday in the United States. The three-days weekend it falls on is called Labor Day Weekend.
History of Labor Day
Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. “Labor Day” was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City on September 5, 1882 in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty states in the U.S. officially celebrated Labor Day. Among them some are United States, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Canal Zone, and the Virgin Islands.
Canada is also celebrated Labor Day on the first Monday of September.
Who started Labor Day?
There is still some doubt over its origination. Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor working men and women. But many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York., founded the holiday. What is clear however is that the Central Labor Union adopted the Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.
First May emerged in 1886 as an alternative holiday for the celebration of labor, later becoming known as International Workers’ Day. As of now, more than 80 countries celebrate International Workers’ Day on 1st May which actually an ancient European folk holiday known as May Day. May Day was chosen by the Second International of socialist and communist parties to commemorate the Haymarket affair, which occurred in Chicago on May 4, 1886.
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. ~ Abraham Lincoln
If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool. ~ Abraham Lincoln
ll labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. ~ Martin Luther King Jr
Without labor nothing prospers. ~ Sophocles
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