The United States Of America: The word grunt to me means way more than this definition. To be a grunt or laborer it takes patience and unbelievable faith that you know it’s going to work out as long as you keep pushing forward. America would not be what it is today without the selfless men and women who sacrificed comforts for a better tomorrow.
Labor Day 2021 will occur on Monday, September 6. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day weekend also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans and is celebrated with parties, street parades, and athletic events.
Reasoning Behind Labor Day
Labor Day, an annual celebration of workers and their achievements, originated during one of American labor history’s most dismal chapters.
In the late 1800s, at the height of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks in order to eke out a basic living. Despite restrictions in some states, children as young as 5 or 6 toiled in mills, factories, and mines across the country, earning a fraction of their adult counterparts’ wages.
People of all ages, particularly the very poor and recent immigrants, often faced extremely unsafe working conditions, with insufficient 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. (Histroy Channel)
So clearly some work needed to be done and things had to get figured out to keep the worker sane and safe while also making sure the employer was getting the production they needed.
So honestly from the bottom of my heart and the staff at IMU Media, we want to send out a huge wave of appreciation to every single laborer around the globe. Thank you for your service in the workforce no matter what line of work you are in, service work is the Lord’s work. We are here to be the best servants we can to our true path and our creator.
Source: History Channel
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