Labor Day

Have a great holiday!
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Showings

Lightning 100 Studio Mon, Sep 5, 2011
Nashville Mon, Sep 3, 2012
Nashville Mon, Sep 2, 2013
Nashville Mon, Sep 1, 2014
Nashville Mon, Sep 7, 2015
Nashville Mon, Sep 5, 2016
Nashville Mon, Sep 4, 2017
United States Mon, Sep 3

Description

Happy Labor Day Everyone!

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year, four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

-US Department of Labor

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