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Happy Labor Day 2021, everybody! First and foremost, We W.I.L.L Thru Sports would like to say thank you to all of our readers this summer and welcome those of you who have recently joined us. As we close out the summer and before beginning fall activities, this blog is to remind us all, and to teach our young people about this important day in history.

Happy Labor Day 2021!

Now, let’s talk about Labor Day 2021. This day represents a three-day weekend for lots of workers, last dips in the pool, BBQs, and wearing white at gatherings. For us, in the northeast, it’s time to hit the beach. Plus, it’s the best time to grill and be outdoors before the weather becomes too cold. in addition to that, many of us need to get ready for “back to school” as well.

UnFair/Unsafe Working Environments – Why Labor Day Is Important!

While all this sounds fun and exciting, let’s remember why we celebrate Labor Day. Let’s start having honest conversations about the importance of Labor Day 2021. We need to understand the history behind this day and why we should celebrate it.

The truth is, not all Americans were working under fair and safe conditions. Many people didn’t even get sanitary workspaces. They had to spend a major portion of their workday in unhygienic and unsafe environments. Children of small ages were increasingly subjected to unfair/unsafe working conditions as factories and industries began to grow.

Contribution Of The Labor Movement

However, it wasn’t until the 19th century when the Labor Movement brought awareness to these harsh conditions. It also brought awareness about the low wage rates Americans had been working under. Labor Day gave recognition to these American workers and also recognized their various contributions to our society.

Sacrifices Leading To Labor Day 2021

Let’s not forget that, behind the celebration of Labor Day, came many sacrifices long ago. In this case, it took the death of at least 13 individuals during what is known as the Pullman Strike to create this holiday.

This tragic event occurred after many prior attempts to bring awareness and gain rights. After the Pullman Strike, the President of the United States, Grover Cleveland, wanted to improve relations with the labor unions. And so, he declared every first Monday in September to be celebrated as Labor Day. The first Labor Day was celebrated on June 28th, 1894, and has been celebrated ever since.

Labor Day Over The Years

Over the years, the purpose behind the celebration of Labor Day has shifted from recognizing workers’ contributions to enjoying the last weekend of summer. Hence, We W.I.L.L.Thru Sports is here to remind you of its significance as we celebrate good times.  Remember that, because of this holiday, many American workers can enjoy their three-day weekend and safely head back to work thereafter. So, Happy Labor Day and enjoy the last bang for the summer.

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Last but not least, if there are any topics you would like to read more about, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment. You can also contact us at wewillthrusportsyt@gmail.com. We will be sure to blog on your favorite topics and share them with everyone. Till then, stay happy and stay safe. Don’t forget to cherish the people around you and recognize the contributions our workers make to our society.