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Robert Kuttner

Another year, another wage loss

By Robert Kuttner
September 2, 2006

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LABOR DAY was created by the machinists union in New York in 1882 as a ``workingmen's holiday." Unions all over America adopted the idea. By 1894, Congress passed legislation making Labor Day an official holiday. The day also celebrated the act of organizing, politically and in the workplace, to improve livelihoods and lives. (Full article: 763 words)

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