How Labor Won Its Day


Subject:
Holidays and Observances Individually , Labor Day

Description:
This article traces the history of Labor Day back to "Peter McGuire, an Irish-American cabinet maker and pioneer unionist who proposed [in 1882] a day dedicated to all who labor." Also describes Labor Day activities in Detroit, such as the annual march across the Mackinac Bridge, and how Labor Day rallies in Detroit became the launching pad for Democratic presidential candidates to announce their campaigns. From the Detroit News.

Creator:
Zacharias, Patricia K.

Publisher:
Detroit News

Language:
English

Source:
http://info.detnews.com/redesign/history/story/historytemplate.cfm?id=150&CFID=11882169&CFTOKEN=62855435


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