First US Labor Day | TIME

When the first nationally recognized Labor Day was celebrated in 1894, the day consisted of a street parade sending up a message of “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations,” in the words of the official magazine of the American Federation of Labor, followed by a festival for workers and their families.

Source: How Labor Day Was Celebrated When Unions Were on the Rise | TIME

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