Many regard Labor Day weekend as simply their last week of summer. Picnics, barbecues and trips to the lake give way to cooler weather, school and football games of fall. But the holiday has a century-long history of celebrating those who make it possible for us to succeed.
Labor Day “constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country,” according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Nebraska was one of the first 10 states in the nation to make Labor Day, the first Monday in September, a holiday for its workers. It became a national holiday in 1894.
“The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy,” the Dept. of Labor says. “It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.”
AmeriSpec Omaha and Lincoln would like to thank our employees, and those who work for our partners, for all they contribute to our success. Enjoy celebrating your contributions this weekend!
- On August 29, 2014
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