Gallery: Labor Day Guide
The first Monday of September is Labor Day. To most, it means a day off from work. And who is responsible for this? Why, those darn unions!
Well, not directly. The day was first declared a federal holiday by President Grover Cleveland in 1894 as an effort to recognize labor unions and avoid further bloodshed from escalated protests and destruction resulting from the Pullman Strike.
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