In a year like no other Labor Day 2020 will be like no other holiday celebrated this year. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894.
Labor Day is normally celebrated in cities and towns across the United States with parades, picnics, barbecues, fireworks displays and other public gatherings. With nothing being “normal” this year our “new normal” dictates differently this Labor Day.
Let’s not lose sight of the fact that workers are working under more stress, more duress trying to provide for themselves and their families with the threat of COVID-19 hanging over them. With this in mind we should each take a moment to reflect and on what we have achieved living and working in our great country.
Especially this Labor Day every laborer deserves a reward. Relax at your home, do something fun. Be motivated, stay determined and keep the fire burning within you.
President, Teamsters Local 776