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Motorcyclist killed in Labor Day crash

CHESTNUTHILL TWP., Pa. - One person is dead after a vehicle and a motorcycle crashed in the Poconos on Monday. It happened around 6:30 p.m. Labor Day on Route 209 at Wehr Lake Road in Chestnuthill Township, said the Monroe County coroner. The motorcycle was going south on 209 and...
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The best Labor Day tech deals we can find this weekend

It's Labor Day Weekend in the US, which means the Dealmaster has once again been busy picking through a barrage of sales to help you find the best tech deals currently available. In general, Labor Day sales won't top Black Friday or Cyber Monday when it comes to the quality or quantity of worthwhile discounts, but if you can't wait another couple of months to pick up your gadget of choice, this year's holiday has brought a few deals of note.
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Labor Day is a celebration of solidarity — and freedom

When we ponder Labor Day, our minds, appropriately, turn to those who do our society’s most punishing work and to the unions they organized to defend their interests. One word the day brings to mind is solidarity. But the day is only rarely associated with another word, just as important...
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Why we celebrate Labor Day: Some trivia to share at the holiday picnic

Happy Labor Day weekend, America. The very first Labor Day in the country was celebrated in 1882, and it became an official federal holiday in 1894. The holiday falls on the first Monday of September — Sept. 5 this year. The day typically celebrated with picnics and parades has more to it than that, though.

Why do we celebrate Labor Day on the 1st Monday of September? Here’s how it became official

Labor Day may mean the last unofficial day of summer, or an extra day off for most Houstonians. But have you ever wondered how the federal holiday became official?. Observed on the first Monday of September, Labor Day became an official federal holiday in 1896 by President Grover Cleveland, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. It was a response to the crisis over federal efforts to end a strike created by railroad workers.

Labor Day 2021: What's open, what's closed

New York (CNN Business) — The Labor Day holiday bookmarks the end of summer and the beginning of fall, but above all, it celebrates working Americans and the US labor movement. If you have the day off, you might be curious about what's open and what's closed since many businesses...

Labor Secretary: What a New Labor Day would look like

(CNN) — The Covid-19 pandemic continues to change the way we think about work, showing us how much we depend on essential workers -- including many in the most vulnerable and lowest-paid professions. And it has made us aware that the conditions of our work are not set in stone but can be transformed -- when we deem it necessary.

All the best Labor Day sales that are still going on

Labor Day has come and gone, but many retailers are still celebrating the unofficial end of summer with sales and deals on products across categories. So if you missed out on savings over the long weekend, don’t fret; CNN Underscored has rounded up the best Labor Day sales that are still going on.
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There’s Nothing ‘Normal’ About Labor Day 2021

Ah, Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer and the return of workers to their offices and other places of employment following vacations, along with the final round of children heading back to school. Not this year. For the second year in a row, the coronavirus has upended traditional norms...

Here Are 3 Pivotal Moments In Workers' History To Remember This Labor Day

Labor Day became an official federal holiday in 1894, thanks to President Grover Cleveland. At its core, the day is meant to celebrate the common worker. But hear Labor Day and what comes to mind? Grilled hot dogs, the end of summer? Maybe back-to-school sales?. "Labor Day should be a...

History Of Labor Day Is Right Now — Workers Protest Overwork And Low Pay

My students, many of them from other countries, ask why America’s Labor Day is in September when most other nations celebrate Labor Day on May 1. Historian William Adelman writes the irony is that the international socialist movement declared May Day Labor Day to honor American labor leaders hanged for conspiracy in deaths at the Haymarket Riots/Protests in Chicago, in 1886, during a rally supporting nation-wide strikes for the end of the 12-hour work day.

Labor Day events return to Duluth, Cloquet on Monday

After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Labor Day traditions are returning to Duluth and Cloquet, where outdoor, public events are on tap Monday to honor the country's workers and labor movement. The Duluth Central Labor Body's Annual Labor Day Picnic will be conducted from noon to 4...