Following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, the United States Congress unanimously voted to approve rush legislation that made Labor Day a national holiday; President Grover Cleveland signed it into law a mere six days after the end of the strike.[ The September date originally chosen by the CLU of New York and observed by many of the nation's trade unions for the past several years was selected rather than the more widespread International Workers' Day because Cleveland was concerned that observance of the latter would be associated with the nascent Communist, Syndicalist and Anarchist movements that, though distinct from one another, had rallied to commemorate the Haymarket Affair in International Workers' Day. All U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the territories have made it a statutory holiday. a time for barbeques and the end of summer vacations
To take advantage of large numbers of potential customers free to shop, Labor Day has become an important sale weekend for many retailers in the United States. Some retailers claim it is one of the largest sale dates of the year, second only to the Christmas season's Black Friday. Phone Blenko Glass or check website for gift shop hours during this holiday. Remember the online store is open 24/7.
Ironically, because of the importance of the sale weekend, some of those who are employed in the retail sector not only work on Labor Day, but work longer hours. More Americans work in the retail industry than any other, with
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that of those employed in the retail sector, only 3% are members of a Labor Union.
* The above is from wiki and was provided by Steve - a Webmaster and Blenko Project friend. Steve. Steve reports he couldn't find photos of the Husted red/white/and blue glass so he sent 3 photos of glass.
Enjoy your Labor Day Holiday - for me its a time to pull weeds and prepare my yard and garden bed for winter.