WorkingNation honors the American worker

For many Americans, Labor Day marks the end of summer and a day off from work to relax. Do you know how it all started?

During the height of the Industrial Revolution, the labor movement fought for decent wages and days off. As a result, economic conditions for working men and women have been dramatically improved over the last hundred plus years.

President Grover Cleveland signed a national act in 1894 making the first Monday in September Labor Day, a federal holiday.

Watch our animated video to learn more about the history of Labor Day.