Celebrate the Labor Movement!

ACADEME BLOG

This is the Labor Day message sent out by Muskovitz and Lemmerbrock, the law firm which has advised our chapter at Wright State ever since it was formed almost two decades ago:

“Labor Day is a day to celebrate working men and women and their efforts to secure workplace rights and better working conditions, and is a steadfast symbol of the movement’s dedication.

“Labor Day was first celebrated on September 5, 1882, in New York City, coordinated by the Central Labor Union. After a couple years of the group celebrating Labor Day in New York, the Central Labor Union urged labor organizations in other cities to likewise celebrate a ‘workingmen’s holiday’ on the first Monday in September. In 1885, several labor organizations in industrial centers across the country celebrated Labor Day.

“Over the next 10 years, as Labor Day celebrations by working men and women continued to expand, states began to slowly but surely recognize Labor Day as a holiday in honor of workers. In 1890, Ohio enacted legislation recognizing the…

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