Labor Day isn’t just a traditional long weekend holiday but a recognition of Americans using their voices for change. On September 5, 1882, roughly 10,000 New Yorkers took to the streets in the first Labor Day Parade to protest harsh working conditions, grueling 12-hour work days seven days a week and low wages. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It took a few more years for the government to get in formation but working-class Americans fought for dignity, respect and better treatment in the workplace. We still have a long way to go with equal pay and more minorities in leadership roles in corporate America but we will get there. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Let’s keep our voices ringing in the ears of our peers and politicians so that one day we can all enjoy the fruits of our labor EQUALLY!
So to all my hustlers our there…HAPPY LABOR DAY and keep on keeping on!