Americans Observe Labor Day Across U.S.Wishesh Special

September 04, 2018 05:39
Americans Observe Labor Day Across U.S.

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The United States is observing Labor Day, a day set aside to honor United States workers and their part to the country's economy.

In the 1880's, there was a push to acknowledge the U.S. worker, who back then was probably to be working at least 12 hours a day, six days a week, with a negligible salary. Even children as young as five were often part of a factory's dingy landscape. Healthcare welfares were unheard of.

One after another, states drafted and passed legislation that set aside a day to honor the contributions of the common worker.

Congress passed an act on June 28, 1884, designating the first Monday in September of each year as Labor Day, making it a national holiday.

Labor Day parade at Detroit

Thousands of union members marched on Monday in solidarity with politicians, just weeks ahead of November's midterm elections at Detroit's Labor Day parade,
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Google Doodle celebrates America's workers on Labor Day 2018
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Wardrobe union member Andrae Gonzalo marches in the annual Labor Day Parade in New York.
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Naperville parade beats rain to celebrate Labor Day
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Ivanka Trump Tweet Celebrating Labor Day

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Tweet

Spring Park Labor Day celebration
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Fairbanks, Alaska celebrates Labor Day with a 34th annual parade
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6,000 ignore heat to celebrate unions at Headwaters Park
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Boonville celebrates 132nd Labor Day Celebration
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Paxton Labor Day Celebration
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Mountaineers For Progress invited union workers from around the state to join them in Krepps park for a Labor Day picnic
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By Sowmya Sangam

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