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VIDEO: Remembering the Labor in Labor day

September 01, 2014 By Briana Johnson, Video Production Specialist

Today, we honor and celebrate American workers who came before us as we continue to fight for those who will come after us. In 1884, the first Monday in September became  the "workingman's holiday."  For many, this nationally recognized day dedicated to social and economic achievements of American workers signifies the end of summer and back to school.  Minnesota 2020 set out to learn more about our Labor Day. Peter Rachleff, history professor at Macalester College provided a historical perspective and Jennifer Munt of AFSCME Council 5 talked with us about the importance of organized labor in our community today.  As we celebrate with our families, let's remember the labor in Labor Day.

 

 

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