On the first Monday in September, (today) we take the day off to celebrate Labor Day and reflect on the American worker’s contributions to our country.
What’s the meaning of Labor Day?
Do you get weekends off work? Lunch breaks? Paid vacation? An eight-hour work day? Social security? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, you can thank labor unions and the U.S. labor movement for it. Years of hard-fought battles (and the ensuing legislation they inspired) resulted in many of the most basic benefits we enjoy at our jobs today .
When is Labor Day in 2019?
Labor Day always falls on the first Monday in September, It’s September 2 in the U.S. and Canada — where it’s known as Labour Day. However, this is not the case for most countries — the majority of which celebrate on May 1.