Labor Day

Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September.

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How a Deadly Railroad Strike Led to the Labor Day Holiday

Americans see Labor Day as time off from work, an opportunity to enjoy a barbecue with friends and family and a final moment of summertime relaxation before the busy fall season begins. But the history behind the Labor Day holiday is far more complex and dramatic than most might realize, starting with a heated campaign by…  learn more

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Labor Day 2023

Labor Day 2023 will occur on Monday, September 4. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day weekend also symbolizes…  learn more

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Labor Day Activities

Teach children about Labor Day with these activities.  learn more

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PBS NewsHour: 7 teaching resources for Labor Day

Looking for powerful Labor Day lesson plans and resources? Help students understand the history of the labor movement and its relevance today at home and around the world. Updated on Sept. 1, 2023  learn more

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The Story of Labor Day

Article describing the origins of the Labor Day Holiday in the United States. The Labor Day holiday as we know it grew out of the efforts of labor unions over a century ago. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, records indicate the holiday was first proposed in the late 19th century.  learn more