05 Sep Happy Labor Day!
Today on September 5th, we can reflect on the history and significance of this day. In the late 1800s, we were in the peak of the Industrial Revolution in United States, the average American worked 12-hour days and 7 days a week in order to sustain a basic living. Despite restrictions in some states, young children were working and earning a fraction of their adult counterparts’ wages. And conditions in facilities were extremely unsafe.
Due to the unsafe and unfair working conditions, labor unions grew more prominent and vocal. They began organizing strikes and rallies in protest of conditions, wages, and safety. In 1882, 10,000 citizens marched for labor rights down the streets of Manhattan. In 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act was passed to establish minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State, and Local governments.
We ask you to join us as we pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of all American workers. Zeiders commemorates the workers who, often in the face of challenges and hardships, have fought to build a prosperous nation. We honor them for their dedication to serving our country and upholding its foundations of hard work and merit!
Happy Labor Day to all of our workers!