Happy Labor Day!

Celebrating the millions of men and women who are in the U.S. workforce.


  1. The first U.S. Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City, planned by the Central Labor Union. The Labor Day parade of about 10,000 workers took unpaid leave and marched from City Hall past Union Square uptown to 42nd Street, and ended in Wendel’s Elm Park at 92nd Street and 9th Avenue for a concert, speeches, and a picnic.
  2. Oregon was the first state to declare Labor Day an official holiday in 1887.
  3. The decision to make Labor Day the first Monday of September was approved on June 28, 1894.
  4. What are we celebrating? Labor Day is a celebration of the contributions and achievements of millions of men and women who are in the U.S. workforce.
  5. Labor Day is considered the “unofficial NFL season kickoff.” 99.44% of the time, the NFL plays its first official season game the Thursday after Labor Day.
  6. Historians say the expression “no white after Labor Day” comes from when the upper class would return from their summer vacations and stow away their lightweight, white summer clothes as they returned back to school and work!

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