Labor Day is not just for sales (although we like them too). It is a day to honor the American Labor Movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well being of our great country. In addition, Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer.
CozyPure is not your typical retail establishment! We will commemorate the Labor Day holiday with a sale that will run September 2-6 but our physical store will be closed Monday so that our employees can relax! Hopefully you’ll be off work too and can shop our sale online from the comfort of your own home or on the road during that last summer vacation! While shopping this Labor Day at CozyPure.com remember that you are also supporting American workers by purchasing items that are handcrafted right here in the USA!
Labor Day Fun Facts
1. The first celebrated US Labor Day was on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City, planned by the Central Labor Union.
2. 10,000 workers marched from City Hall all the way to 42nd Street and then met with their families in Wendel’s Elm Park for a picnic, concert, and speeches.
3. Canada is said to have originated the idea of hosting a day honoring the labor movement. In 1872, they held a “Nine-Hour Movement” to show support for striking workers.
4. There is disagreement about who actually proposed Labor Day as a holiday. Some say it was Peter J. McGuire, who was the cofounder of the American Federation of Labor. Others believe that it was Matthew Maguire, a machinist.
5. Oregon was the first state to celebrate Labor Day as a legal holiday in 1887.
6. The decision to make Labor Day the first Monday of September was approved on June 28, 1894.
7. Labor Day started as a part of the labor union movement, to recognize the contributions of men and women in the US workforce, but modernly is seen as a chance to celebrate the last weekend of summer.
8. Americans worked 12-hour days seven days a week during the 19th century!
9. The Adamson Act was passed on September 3, 1916 to establish an eight-hour work day.
10. Historians say the expression “no white after Labor Day” comes from when the upper class would return from their summer vacations and stow away their lightweight, white summer clothes as they returned back to school and work.
11. There is still a Labor Day parade in New York City, which takes place throughout the 20 blocks north of the 1882 labor march.
Source: DoSomething.org (link https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-labor-day)
Labor Day “Trivia”
Our Labor Day Trivia Contest is easy!
Every CozyPure pillow is a LABOR of love
and handcrafted by American Workers
in our Norfolk Virginia workshop.
So here’s your question: