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Labor Day in America

Always the first Monday in September, Labor Day celebrates the economic and social contributions and achievements of American workers.  There is some confusion about who actually came up with the idea for the holiday.  407 more words


May Day Happenings in NYC Parks Today: Free University at Madison Sq, Rally Union Sq, Pop-Up Occupation Bryant Park, More

* NYU Occupy Wall Street 2 p.m. Washington Square (will add in link)

* Rally at Union Square for May Day at 4 p.m. The first Labor Day March was held there in 1882 and was huge. 508 more words


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TotH, Presurfer.

As we rein in our competitive impulses, we might recall that it was on this date in 1882 that nearly 10,000 workers gathered for a parade in New York to celebrate the first Labor Day in the U.S.