Happy Labor Day! Some history on Labor Day to enjoy.
In the late 1800s at the height of the Industrial Revolution in the U.S., the average American factory worker worked 12-hour days and seven-days a week. Despite some restrictions, children as young as 5 or 6 toiled in mills, factories, and mines across the country, earning a fraction of their adult counterparts’ wages. As manufacturing increasingly supplanted agriculture as the wellspring of American employment, labor unions grew more prominent and vocal. They organized strikes and rallies, many of which turned violent.
The idea of a “workingmen’s holiday,” soon spread throughout the country and became a federal holiday in 1894. https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/labor-day-1