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[VIDEOS] THE HISTORY OF LABOR DAY: In 1894, Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a federal holiday after a failed attempt to break up a railroad strike. [History Channel].

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Labor Day

Lesson #2: students will be able to state the history of Labor Day, its importance, and what Labor Day means for them


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Welcome to LABOR DAY WEEKEND! Labor Day is the last holiday of the summer: wearing white will go out, school will be in and a change in season is just around the corner. Do you know how it came about, what it means, its founder, the establishment of the first Labor Day? In other words, what is The History of Labor Day? What is it celebrating? On Labor Day rests celebration of the contributions of the working class, attainment of a safe working environment and fair wages/benefits.

from The Huffington Post

Labor Day History: 11 Facts You Need To Know

Labor Day History: 11 Facts You Need To Know Pinner adds: Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.