Five Fun Financial Facts:
Labor Day - #1 of 5

Five Fun Financial Facts: <br>Labor Day - #1 of 5
September 2, 2016

On the first Labor Day, Tuesday, September 5, 1882, 10,000 workers marched through New York City before a picnic, concert, and speeches at a park, but many of them lost a day's pay in order to participate.


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Jane | 08.26.16 @ 15:14
Fact #4 - Americans work long hours on average each week. This is not the case in many countries in Europe, where family is more important than work, and therefore wages are such that people can have an active personal home life.
Carla Truett | 08.26.16 @ 15:18
My husband falls in the 50 plus hours a week workers. These are interesting facts about the history of this holiday.
trish | 08.26.16 @ 15:56
Interesting fact...but not surprising. Still lose days of pay for days taken off that shouldn't be.
Zanna | 08.26.16 @ 15:58
In the US we work more, take less vacation and spend less time with our family. The 8 hour work-day is a myth for most of us, and one three day weekend isn't going to make up for that.
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