Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Labor Day 2012

It’s great to sit back and enjoy a day off work--but Labor Day is about so much more. It represents a long history of workers in the United States, the contributions they have made, and the rights that have been granted to them. Photo left: Miners with their children at the Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado, 1940. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.

Labor Day was first celebrated in New York City on September 5, 1882 with influence from labor unions reacting to the harsh working conditions of the Industrial Revolution. It became a federal holiday in 1894. Photo right
: Labor Day parade, Main St., Buffalo, N.Y., 1900. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.

Find out more about
the history of Labor Day, or visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Labor Day 2012 website which provides news, labor statistics and job and training information.


In observance of the Labor Day holiday, TWU and TWU Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 3rd, 2012. We will resume
normal operations on Tuesday, September 4th.

From everyone at TWU Libraries, we wish you a safe and happy holiday.

~Grace Smart and Lisa Galletta

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