Tag: Labor Day

Vintage UAW Labor Day Sign Has Meaning Today

This UAW Labor Day sign from years ago shows the power of unions has always benefitted the lives of workers. The details may have changed since then but the message is the same: Belonging to a union means a better life for workers.

The History of Labor Day

You work hard. And when Labor Day hits Sept. 4 you know it’s your day to celebrate your role in making our economy strong while you provide for your family. Labor Day signals the unofficial end of summer with parades and barbecues and is a mainstay of American culture. But it wasn’t always that way on the first Monday of September. Labor Day started at the state level. New York was the first state to introduce Labor Day legislation. In 1887 Oregon became the first state to pass it. By 1894, almost 30 states followed suit. But it took a ... Read more

Stand up for working people this Labor Day and download the toolkit

On Labor Day, Sept. 4, America’s workers will be recognized and honored. This year it’s more important than ever to think about the power of organizing and why more workers are calling for a voice on the job. So many workers are facing attacks on wages, health care, retirement security and rights on the job. That’s why it’s important to not only enjoy being with family and friends on Labor Day, but to also reach out to them through social media about the importance of the holiday. Here are some tools you can use to spread the word about enjoying ... Read more