Here’s some other trivia about Labor Day you might not have known:
- Labor Day originated from protests about poor working conditions during the height of the Industrial Revolution.
- The first Labor Day parade took place on Sept. 5, 1882, when 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square in New York City.
- President Grover Cleveland signed a bill in 1894 to make Labor Day a federal holiday.
- As of May 2013, there were 155.6 million people 16 and older in the nation’s labor force.
From firefighters to manufacturers, teachers to office workers and cashiers to registered nurses, here’s to everyone who contributes to the strength and prosperity of this nation. We wish you a well-deserved Happy Labor Day.