have-we-forgotten-the-meaning-of-labor-day

Watch the Utube presentation and post your thoughts by Friday evening.

please write 100 words about this viedo as ur opinion


Also, I want from u please to write tow comments about my classmate’s opinion


The First comments is to Megan Reese


For most Americans, the Monday of the first weekend in September is a holiday that signifies the end of summer. While enjoying the sporting events, cookouts and parties that often accompany this summer finale, many people are unaware of the significance as to why they are celebrating. Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States established to recognize and celebrate the effort and achievements of workers in our country. At the end of the 1800s during the Industrial Revolution, working conditions, wages, and hours were brutal. Any labor laws that did exist were loosely enforced and there were almost no restrictions for child labor. Labor unions began to form which encouraged rights for workers and held strikes against unsafe conditions. In 1882 the first Labor Day parade took place as workers in New York marched for their labor rights during the first Monday in September. Just over a decade later in 1894, there were strikes at the Pullman Palace Car Company (a railway company) resulting in the deaths of 30 strikers due to police intervention. In the same year, President Cleveland made the first Monday of September a legal holiday marking Labor Day as a time to honor American workers. To college students, Labor Day is a nice day off from classes that helps ease us back into the school year, but it is important that we remember why we have this three day weekend every fall.



The second comment is to Jemel Kate Adaya

Labor Day, celebrated on the first Monday in September, evolved after a labor movement in the 1800’s during the Industrial Revolution. It is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of many American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. It also ends summer in most northern parts of America. To us, it is a long weekend where we go out to the lake, go to picnics, or go to the beach and enjoy it with our family and friends. It may be a day set aside for people to enjoy the end of summer, but we must always remember its roots to honor those 30 workers and other protesters who sacrificed and made it possible for us to celebrate since the 1800’s.