Facts About Labor Day

Facts About Labor Day

Labor Day in the United States is celebrated on the first Monday in September. Americans get to enjoy a 3-day weekend, close out their summer and often travel and/or have a celebratory backyard barbecue.

This holiday was written into legislation in the 1880s to give laborers a break from their intense work schedules at a time when minors were put to work and the work day averaged 12 hours a day and 6 days a week.

It wasn’t until 1938 with the passing of the Fair Labor Standards Act that we adopted the 40-hour work week, a minimum wage and stopped oppressive child labor.

Child labour in the USA 1909. Bibb Mill No. 1 Many youngsters here. Some boys were so small they had to climb up on the spinning frame to mend the broken threads and put back the empty bobbins. Location: Macon, Georgia. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

Of course, Labor Day is most widely recognized as a way to acknowledge and pay tribute to the American workforce and all they have done to make the country prosperous.

Now that you’ve gotten a brief history on the holiday, we hope you are enjoying a safe one!

Labor Day weekend also happens to be the 2nd most dangerous holiday weekend to drive on roadways after Memorial Day?

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Sources:

The History of Labor Day from the U.S. Department of Labor

7 Interesting Facts About Labor Day

7 Surprising Labor Day Facts

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