What is Labor Day?

For more than a century, Labor Day has been celebrated on the first Monday of September, but some Bronx residents that spoke to News 12

The U.S. Department of Labor says that Labor Day was started by unions as a way to recognize the achievements of American workers.

The U.S. Department of Labor says that Labor Day was started by unions as a way to recognize the achievements of American workers. (9/1/13)

THE BRONX - For more than a century, Labor Day has been celebrated on the first Monday of September, but some Bronx residents that spoke to News 12 were not sure why.

The U.S. Department of Labor says that Labor Day was started by unions as a way to recognize the achievements of American workers.

Oregon first passed a bill into law, making Labor Day an official state holiday. It was first celebrated in 1882.

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