Letter: The reason for Labor Day
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