The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. It was a creation of the labor movement and was dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.
On June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday. Labor Day constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.
In today's harsh economic times, many American workers are without jobs. Hopefully, America will soon recover from this recession and unemployed Americans will be back to work.