What Is Labor Day

September 3, 2011 by staff 

What Is Labor DayWhat Is Labor Day, When the Labor Day holiday began well documented. Who first suggested the party is not so clear. Labor Day was first proposed in 1882, according to the U.S. Department Working the web.

Some historians say that Peter McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, was the first to suggest a day to honor those “who from rude nature have deepened and carved all here’s greatness. ”

However, many historians credit Matthew Maguire, a machinist, the first to suggest the party. They say Maguire, who later became secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, New Jersey, proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Union of New York.

Either way, the Central Workers Union approved a proposal by Labor Day that year and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.

The first Labor Day was held on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York under the direction of the Central Union.

A second day of work has been seen a year later, on September 5, 1883 in New York.

In 1884, the union elected the first Monday in September as the day to celebrate Labor Day. He urged other municipalities to observe a “workers on holiday” on that date.

Many regions had their first Labor Day celebration in 1885.

In February 1887, Oregon became the first state to recognize the first Monday of September as Labor Day.

Later that year, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York followed suit. In 1894, 23 states had adopted the Labor Day holiday.

In June 1894, Congress passed recognition of Labor Day Washington, DC, and U.S. terrorities.

The proposed work first tip for a holiday Labor Day parade to showcase recommended to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families.

This model is the basis for most of the celebrations of Labor Day today.

Since then, Labor Day has become the official start date of the political campaigns are preparing for the November elections.

Here are some interesting facts Labor Day taken from an article in The Huffington Post.

Labor Day originated in Canada; where in 1872 he held a parade in Toronto to support a strike against a 58-hour workweek.

The tradition of wearing white after Labor Day may have begun in the 20th century. It was then that white was the color used by the Americans well-to-do enough to escape from their city digs to warmer climates for months at a time.

According to labor statistics from 2009, here’s the breakdown of the number of professionals in various fields.

Firefighters: 258000
Hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists: 718,000
Chefs and Cooks: 281,000
Musicians, singers and related workers: 179,000
Bakers: 183,000
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs: 286,000
Assistants to the station: 96,000
Farmers and ranchers: 825,000
Pharmaceuticals: 232,000
Teachers: 6500000

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