This year, Americans will celebrate this holiday on Monday, September 7.
In the Declaration, the President recalled the contribution of American workers to the creation of today’s state, and also recalled what the Trump administration has done to protect the rights of American workers, including through international trade agreements.
Labor Day marks the end of summer, and many Americans use a long, three-day weekend to enjoy their last summer vacation. Some go to parks and beaches. Others have picnics in their yard with family and friends. Also, Labor Day usually marks the end of the summer holidays, when students sit down again at their desks. However, not all American schools start classes this year in the usual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recall that on June 28, 1884, Congress passed a law defining the first Monday in September of each year as Labor Day, making it a Federal holiday.
The rights and benefits that unions have been fighting for for years are now the accepted norm in the United States. Most employees can expect an eight-hour day, a five-day workweek, health insurance, and employer-paid leave. The jobs themselves have also changed – today, many Union members work in offices rather than in large-scale factory production, as was the case at the beginning of the labor movement.
However, in the spirit of the original meaning of the holiday, some cities in the United States continue to hold street parades celebrating the role of unions, and celebrations for the recreation and entertainment of workers and their families. For most Americans, the first Monday in September is a day off that you can spend with your family, on picnics with friends and neighbors, in parks or on the beaches.