Labor Day

Labor Day in the USA

Labor Day is a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the United States of America.  Who founded Labor Day?  Well, that fact is not quite certain, even after celebrating 126 Labor Day holidays.  Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, and co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, was the first

History of Labor Day

Labor Day had its beginnings in New York city with a 20-year old named Peter McGuire. He was tired of working long hours for little pay, so he began giving speeches and organizing people into unions. He and 100,000 workers went on strike in the spring of 1872, and marched through the streets of New York to demand fewer working hours per day. He went on to organize workers in