As manufacturing increasingly supplanted agriculture as the wellspring of

As manufacturing increasingly supplanted agriculture

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access to fresh air, sanitary facilities, and breaks. As manufacturing increasingly supplanted agriculture as the wellspring of American employment, labor unions, which had first appeared in the late 18th century, grew more prominent and vocal.They began organizing strikes and rallies to protest poor conditions and compel employers to renegotiate hours and pay.Many of the events turned violent during these events. Labor Unions gave rise to long standing traditions. On September 5, 1882, 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square in New York City, holding the first Labor Day parade in U.S. history. Its origins stem from the desire of the Central Labor Union to create a holiday for workers. The Central Labor Union also held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883. Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these governmental recognition, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year of 1887, four more states created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By 1894 , 23 other states had adopted the holiday in
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  • Fall '17
  • Cliff Tyndall
  • History, Trade union, Labor Day, Labor unions in the United States

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