Labor Day Is As Important As It’s Ever Been

Labor Day is here and what a year it’s been, filled with talk of the working class and what can be done to fix it. Donald Trump went to Mexico and to Phoenix on Wednesday and talked about issues at the core of the middle-class struggle. Labor Day has an important history that is just as relevant today as it ever was.

For starters, Labor Day is the first Monday in September and usually marks the end of Summer vacation for school children. It was created by the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of the American worker.

The day was first recognized by the government in 1885 and was first made into a law in Oregon on February 21, 1887. On June 28, 1894, after most of the states had already voted to recognize it, Congress made the first Monday in September…



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