Happy Labor Day! Celebrate With 15 Cool Photos of Worker Strikes
In 1887 Grover Cleveland created the holiday Labor Day on the first Monday of September. Cleveland had hoped it would replace May first, or May Day, as the nationally recognized workers holiday because May Day had radical connotations and a history of clashes between marchers and police. To this day, we still enjoy a well-deserved day off every September. Enjoy your holiday by looking at these photos of historical strikes and labor protests!
A lone hotel barber, a member of the AFL-CIO, carries a sign objecting to scab employees as he strikes outside the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, 1940s. A uniformed doorman speaks to a woman in the background. (Photo by Corry/Getty Images)
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