At the height of the Industrial Revolution in the late 1800s, most Americans worked 12 hour days and seven day weeks, just to get by. Even children as young as Kindergarten age were allowed to work in unthinkable conditions in many states. They were paid a fraction of their adult counterparts. People of all ages worked under less than ideal conditions often without breaks of any kind.
Labor Unions began to appear and eventually after strikes, rallies, protests and even riots work conditions began to change.
It wasn’t until June 28, 1894 that Labor Day was a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the Territories.
Labor Day is now traditionally observed on the first Monday in September as tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers.
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