Labor Day was first celebrated in the United States in New York City in 1882. It became a legal federal holiday in 1894.
It’s worth noting that in the late 1800s the average American worked 12 hour days and often seven day weeks to eke out a meager living. Children as young as 5 years old worked in factories and mines.
Today we celebrate the 155 million men and women – including you – who are the American workforce.
It’s also known for being the “last” summer holiday before the start of a new school year, so do yourself a favor and take some time for a last summer hurrah – if you didn’t already do so over the long weekend just ended – and perhaps thank your lucky stars you are a 21st century worker, and not a 19th century one!
May all your labors never be in vain… from your friends at PSSI.