Enjoy Labor Day
Happy Labor Day 2020! This American Labor Day celebration is always the first Monday in September. Its origins come from the Labor movement that took place at the end of the 19th Century. Above all, this day recognizes the social and economic achievements of our American workers. So, this national holiday constitutes an annual tribute to the contributions our workers make to the “strength, prosperity, and well-being” of our communities, states, and our nation.
The Legal Holiday
Historically, the first Labor Day holiday took place on Tuesday, September 5th, 1882 in New York City. The Central Labor Union then held a second Labor Day holiday a year later, in 1883. That set the precedent. Ultimately, the first governmental recognition of Labor Day came via a municipal ordinance in 1885. The state of New York was the first to introduce this legislation. However, Oregon was the first to pass a legislative enactment in 1887. By the end of 1894, 23 states adopted the holiday in honor of its workers. And, shortly in that same year, Congress passed an act mandating the first Monday in September a legal holiday.
Subsequently, in observance of the work our people do and this historical worker’s holiday, Earth Systems is closed on Monday, September 7th, 2020. We hope you have a safe and relaxing day of rest.