To the Editor,
Labor Day has come and gone. For many, it’s the last long weekend to celebrate the summer season. But it is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers whose contributions are the foundation of the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Its origins date back to 1885 and 1886 when municipal ordinances were passed to recognize workers. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first Labor Day law was passed by Oregon on Feb. 21, 1887, and more states followed.