What is Labor Day REALLY about?
What is the Labor Day holiday really about? Here are various resources that will fill you in on Labor Day’s history as well as labor unions/movements in the U.S. – past and present:
History Channel’s “History of Labor Day” video clip
June 28, 1894 Act making Labor Day an official federal holiday.
CDs and tapes of “labor songs” in the Library.
Films in the Library on labor unions/movements in the U.S.
Dray, P. (2010). There is power in a union: The epic story of labor in America. New York: Doubleday.
Find the U.S. public’s current opinions about labor unions in iPOLL – search for labor unions…
And, don’t forget about GSU’s Southern Labor Archives collection!