This Labor Day, the law offices of Michael J. O’Connor & Associates salute the hard-working men and women of our country. We believe so much in the efforts and sacrifices of the working class that we’ve built our reputation on protecting the rights of all those who are injured on the job. So Labor Day has a significant meaning to us, especially when we look back to its origins.
The website for the United States Department of Labor explains that the federal holiday known as Labor Day was created by the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It is a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
It’s believed that a machinist by the name of Matthew Maguire proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. Maguire was also the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, NJ.
Our labor force has helped this country to create the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known. So we join with those across this country to thank all the American workers for their strength and dedication.