YONKERS, NY — September 2, 2019 — Today we celebrate the 125th anniversary of Labor Day. On June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a law making the first Monday in September of each year a national holiday.
Although the true founder of Labor Day is unclear, what is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and planned a demonstration and picnic on the first Labor Day.
Today, we celebrate the long history of hard working American workers. The struggles they endured and the successes that followed. Thanks to these hard-working Americans, we no longer have an average of a 12 hours a day, seven days a week work schedule.
We must not stop the fight for the middle class worker, and we must always work to improve the quality of life we enjoy in this great country of ours.
God bless the American worker today and every day. Enjoy your Labor Day with family and friends.
Yonkers City Councilman John Rubbo (District 4)