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?
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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.

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