Did you know that Labor Day was started by Labor Unions?​
Unions fought hard to make salaries and working conditions better all the way around.  They were instrumental in setting and raising minimum wages, establishing the 40-hour work week, creating better working conditions and enhancing occupational safety.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.​”​
 
​And you thought it was just a day to relax by the river one more time,…​
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