Posts By: Heather Gibson

That First Labor Day

Labor Day parade on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.

by Robert Cassanello, Associate Professor of History In the late nineteenth century, labor leaders in New York City organized the first Labor Day on September 5th, 1882. It was birthed in activism and a need to demonstrate the breath and composition of the local labor movement to politicians and business leaders alike. Workers took to… Read more »