Posted on 8/30/2018 12:00 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
Today, September 3rd, 2018 we celebrate Labor Day. While you are relaxing on your day off, grilling, swimming, playing, and enjoying time with your friends and family, here a few facts about Labor Day you may not have known.
Did you know the origins of Labor Day are not American? True. Although Labor Day is often considered an American holiday, Canada honored its laborers in 1872 when they showed support for their striking workforce in a nine-hour event in the city of Toronto. The first Labor Day was celebrated in the United States in New York City, on September 5, 1882; ten years later.
Do you know who is credited for starting the Labor Day movement in the United States? It is quite possible, nobody knows. There is great disagreement as to who may have started the movement. While many believe, Peter J. McGuire, co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, began this labor movement through his union, others credit Matthew Maguire ...