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Happy Labor Day! Honoring U.S. Workers

As the Founder and C.E.O of Roc-A-Natural, I would like to wish all U.S. workers a Happy Labor Day!

I salute the many U.S. workers who have contributed to the economy. Many Americans use this day to celebrate the end of summer and would be surprised to know the day has its roots in the labor movement of the late 1800s.

During the 1800s, the Industrial Revolution was at its peak, and many Americans worked 12-hour days, seven days a week in harsh conditions for low pay. Even young children worked in factories. Virtually no employers provided their workers with sick days, paid vacation days or health benefits.

As workers became more organized into labor unions they began protesting poor and unsafe working conditions and lobbying for more benefits from employers. The move to recognize workers with a holiday began in state governments, which, one by one, passed legislation to honor the common worker. The U.S. Congress created the federal holiday on June 28, 1894, designating the first Monday in September as Labor Day.

Lets give it up for our U.S. Workers!

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