Happy Labor Day!

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Happy Labor Day!

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | September 5, 2022

Did you know that Labor Day became a legal holiday in 1894?
This photo shows United Garment Workers Union members in a horse drawn carriage on Labor Day in St. Paul, 1905.
We hope everyone enjoys the day!