U.S. Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division (WHD) - Fact Sheet

U.S. Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division (WHD) - Fact Sheet

The Real Maguire - Who Actually Invented Labor Day?  According to legend, Peter McGuire stood before the New York Central Labor Union on May 12, 1882, to suggest the idea of setting aside one day a year to honor labor. McGuire believed that Labor Day should "be celebrated by a street parade which would publicly show the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations."

The Real Maguire - Who Actually Invented Labor Day? According to legend, Peter McGuire stood before the New York Central Labor Union on May 12, 1882, to suggest the idea of setting aside one day a year to honor labor. McGuire believed that Labor Day should "be celebrated by a street parade which would publicly show the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations."

Good video-History of Labor Day, In 1894, Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a federal holiday after a failed attempt to break up a railroad strike.

Good video-History of Labor Day, In 1894, Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a federal holiday after a failed attempt to break up a railroad strike.

The making of Labor Day | National Museum of American History

The making of Labor Day | National Museum of American History

History channel history of Labor Day video  another on unions http://www.history.com/videos/the-fight-to-end-child-labor#the-fight-to-end-child-labor

History channel history of Labor Day video another on unions http://www.history.com/videos/the-fight-to-end-child-labor#the-fight-to-end-child-labor

Visible in stone: women's history through the buildings they lived and worked in

Visible in stone: women's history through the buildings they lived and worked in

Market Court in Kensington High Street, London. Women came to play a big part in pioneering housing re-development, for example philanthropist Octavia Hill, initiated housing reform schemes as early as

Impoverished: Children who worked were subject to appalling conditions. Many who worked died before they reached 25

Britain's child slaves: They started at 4am, lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. Yet, says a new book, their misery helped forge Britain

Impoverished: Children who worked were subject to appalling conditions. Many who worked died before they reached 25

History of Labor Day | United States Department of Labor

History of Labor Day | United States Department of Labor

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