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US Craftsmanship

For many, Labor Day means a day off from work and the end of summer.  But why do we call it Labor Day?  Celebrated as a national holiday in America since 1894, Labor Day was originally set aside as a day for labor unions to pay tribute to working men and women.  With labor unions reaching an all time high in the 1950’s when about 40 percent of the work force belonged to unions, the day of celebration included large picnics, parades, top-notch speakers and was full of festivities.  Today with a union workforce around 14%, Labor Day isn’t nearly […]