USPS: Labor Day Holiday honoring workers is Sept. 2

Monday, Sept. 2, is Labor Day, the holiday celebrating the contributions of workers to the fabric of American life. The holiday was first celebrated in New York City in 1882. As unions expanded throughout the nation, Labor Day events grew in popularity, and in 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed the bill declaring the first Monday…

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USPS: Annual Labor Day holiday honors workers

Monday, Sept. 3, is Labor Day, the federal holiday that celebrates American workers. The annual commemoration began in 1882, when the first Labor Day was celebrated in New York City. In 1894, after other communities began honoring workers, President Cleveland signed legislation that established Labor Day as a national holiday. Labor Day holds special significance…

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USPS: 5 facts about Labor Day

To help you get ready for Labor Day next week, here are five things you may not have known about the holiday. 1. Labor unions helped establish Labor Day. The holiday was first celebrated in New York City on the first Tuesday of September 1882 by members of the Central Labor Union, a group comprised…

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USPS: 7 stamps celebrating worker advocates

In honor of next week’s Labor Day observance, “The list” looks at seven American workers’ rights advocates who were honored with stamps. 1. Susan B. Anthony. Honored in 1936 with a 3-cent stamp and in 1958 with a 50-cent stamp, the famed women’s rights advocate pushed for eight-hour workdays and equal pay for equal work….

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