Labor Day Weekend 2016
It’s official, summertime is coming to a close.
We here at Dallas-REIG are taking this weekend to RELAX, REGROUP AND REJUVENATE and get ready for a Fantastic Fall season of real estate education and activities.
We have been busy planning a Fall line up of educational, social and money making activities for our Dallas-REIG community. And you're invited!!
If you have any ideas for activities or topics you would like covered at our meetings, please feel free to email those into us (email@example.com Subject: Meeting Idea). We will take all suggestion into consideration.
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Just hanging out at home?…
LAYING AROUND THE POOL/HANGING OUT ON THE PATIO TALK…
11 Fun Facts About Labor Day That You May Not Have Known
- The first celebrated US Labor Day was on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City, planned by the Central Labor Union.
- 10,000 workers marched from City Hall all the way to 42nd Street and then met with their families in Wendel’s Elm Park for a picnic, concert, and speeches.
- Canada is said to have originated the idea of hosting a day honoring the labor movement. In 1872, they held a “Nine-Hour Movement” to show support for striking workers.
- There is disagreement about who actually proposed Labor Day as a holiday. Some say it was Peter J. McGuire, who was the cofounder of the American Federation of Labor. Others believe that it was Matthew Maguire, a machinist.
- Oregon was the first state to celebrate Labor Day as a legal holiday in 1887.
- The decision to make Labor Day the first Monday of September was approved on June 28, 1894.
- Labor Day started as a part of the labor union movement, to recognize the contributions of men and women in the US workforce, but modernly is seen as a chance to celebrate the last weekend of summer.
- Americans worked 12-hour days seven days a week during the 19th century!
- The Adamson Act was passed on September 3, 1916 to establish an eight-hour work day.
- Historians say the expression “no white after Labor Day” comes from when the upper class
would return from their summer vacations and stow away their lightweight, white summer clothes as they returned back to school and work.
- There is still a Labor Day parade in New York City, which takes place throughout the 20 blocks north of the 1882 labor march.