In 1894, President Grover Cleveland made the first Monday of September an official national holiday, Labor Day.
Today, 125 years later, Labor Day is less about politics and policy and more about parades and picnics. But as we celebrate this long, well-deserved weekend with our families, friends, and loved ones, we owe it to the working people who came before us – and those who will come after us – to commemorate and celebrate the struggles undertaken by everyday working people to build a better future for all of us. Solidarity forever, sisters and brothers. Thank you for your work, and enjoy your Labor Day!