Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.
More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers, but what is clear is that The Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic. This was on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City. In 1884, the Central Labor Union selected the first Monday in September as the holiday. By 1885, many industrial cities followed suit and celebrated along with New York.
Now, a national holiday, and to many families the “unofficial-official” end of summer, the nation pays tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom and leadership—the American worker—with picnics and other celebrations. At Bay Village, we have our own picnic to celebrate and it is held in the dining room at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Please dial ext. 2113 to make reservations!
Honor the efforts of America’s workforce! Happy Labor Day