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Letter: The reason for Labor Day

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Labor Day was established by the American labor movement in 1887 as a holiday to honor workers and highlight the need for continued labor law reforms.

 It was to be a day to celebrate improved working conditions, increasing wages, health benefits, child labor laws, the eight-hour day and the weekend.

 I guess we don’t celebrate these achievements much anymore because so many of us have not yet achieved them.

 Patrick Foley, Willmar

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