It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest so you can be recharged for the week.
Since this is a holiday weekend I figured I would give a bit of history on how Labor Day came to be.
As we as a nation moved from the farms to the factories there were long work hours involved. As the Industrial Age came in full force the average worker’s rights came in to question as well. With production increasing you would think wages would increase. But in many instances not only did they stagnate but even decreased.
So Peter J. McGuire and Matthew Maguire both decided separately to organize the first unions in New York to get workers to be treated more fairly. On September 5, 1882 the first “parade” showed up at city hall to show their strength. There were bands, food, and more. This kind of sounds like today.
Well, the tradition caught on. To this day there is plenty of enjoyment taken on this well deserved day off.
To read the entire history and article please go to https://www.employmentlawhandbook.com/resources/the-history-of-labor-day-in-the-united-states/.
So enjoy your extra day of rest this week on this holiday weekend.
With inky fingers,