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Labor Day

Annual holiday honors workers

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Labor Day, an annual celebration of American workers, became a national holiday in 1894.

Monday, Sept. 3, is Labor Day, the federal holiday that celebrates American workers.

The annual commemoration began in 1882, when the first Labor Day was celebrated in New York City. In 1894, after other communities began honoring workers, President Cleveland signed legislation that established Labor Day as a national holiday.

Labor Day holds special significance for USPS, one of the nation’s largest employers. The organization has more than 644,000 employees across the United States.

“The Postal Service is proud to observe Labor Day and honor the contributions of our employees,” said Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan. “Each day, the dedicated men and women of our organization work hard to serve our customers and fulfill our mission. I appreciate all they do, and thank them for their efforts.”

The U.S. Department of Labor’s site has more information, including a history of the holiday.

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