Members of the
Ladies Garment Workers Union stand on
5th Avenue during
the Labor Day Parade, in New York
The Ohio State
offense was to make a statement against
in a Marquee Week 1 game on a college football schedule.
, a long weekend is a much-needed
to reconnect with friends and family.
has a much deeper meaning, rooted in
the fight for
fair working conditions in the 19th century
Labor Day was
originally created to honor workers as part of
organized labor movement.
was first informally celebrated in the late
1800s by labour
activists and individual states
that in New York City, two events
to the formation of Labor Day.
It was not until
June 28, 1894, that Congress passed an act naming
the first day
of September a legal holiday called Labor Day.
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