Labor Day Redux

Garment workers rally at Webster Hall, photo courtesy of the Library of Congress

This Monday most of us will be enjoying a day off, celebrating the last unofficial (long) weekend of summer. This well-deserved holiday makes it a little hard to remember that Labor Day became a national holiday because of labor unions, who have fought for many years on behalf of working people.

In the spirit of the holiday we suggest re-reading our recent post about the role of the labor movement past and present in the Village.

Happy Labor Day Weekend.

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Sheryl Woodruff was GVSHP's Senior Director of Operations until December 2014.

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