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4 FACTS ABOUT LABOR DAY!

LABOR DAY is approaching! So you know what that means… Yes, a SUPER SALE coming your way!

Enjoy 45% OFF SITEWIDE on all your orders over the long weekend! Get your accessories on point for fall and shop the super jewelry sale at Ibiza Passion!

But let’s not lose sight of the meaning of this important holiday. Here are 4 surprising facts that will help you enjoy your weekend a bit more.

1. On the first Labor Day, 10,000 workers marched in New York City

In 1882, before the day was recognized as a national holiday, workers marched from City Hall to Wendel’s Elm Park, the largest park in New York City at the time. They gathered with their families for concerts, picnics and speeches.

2. The eight-hour work day wasn’t established until 1916

The Adamson Act instituted the eight-hour work day across the country. It was the first federal law that regulated employees’ hours at private-sector companies.

3. 97% of US employers celebrate Labor Day

According to a Bloomberg BNA survey, almost all employers grant Labor Day as a full paid holiday for employees. Those employees who do work on Labor Day are likely to receive greater pay for their time on that day, the survey also revealed.

4. It’s a weekend for people to come together

In 1898, Samuel Gompers, the head of the American Federation of Labor said that Labor Day was meant to be a time when workers “lay down their tools of labor for a holiday, but upon which they may touch shoulders in marching phalanx and feel the stronger for it.”

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