Our agency will be closed on Monday, September 6th in observance of the holiday. We will return to normal business hours on Tuesday, September 7th.
Many people celebrate Labor Day, also known as the unofficial end of summer, by being off work. Our agency will celebrate by being closed and at home enjoying the holiday as well. ☺
Here are a few fun facts about Labor Day:
- The first U. S. Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City. The parade that day involved 10,000 workers on unpaid leave. They marched from City Hall to Wendel’s Elm Park for a picnic and speeches.
- The first Labor Day is said to have been organized by Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary Peter J. McGuire.
Congress passed an act on June 28, 1894 making the first Monday in September a legal holiday.
- In the late 1800’s the average American worked a 12-hour workday, seven days a week, just to earn a basic living. Children as young as 5 years old worked in mines and factories.
- The 8-hour workday was established by the Adamson Act of 1916.
We hope that you and your family have a happy, safe Labor Day holiday!