Vermont Business Magazine Commissioner Michael Harrington issued the following statement ahead of Labor Day:
First enacted in New York City on September 5, 1882, Labor Day was established in 1894 by President Grover Cleveland. signed into law.
“As we pause this year to honor the efforts of all Americans over the years, it is important to remember the incredible sacrifices made by so many over the course of the pandemic. From school bus drivers to clerks, our nation’s workforce has been pushed to the forefront of a major crisis for the first time in recent memory. It is the same that guided our country through three world wars, the Great Depression, and multiple recessions. provided significant protection to
“On behalf of everyone at the Vermont Department of Labor, I want to thank every working Vermonter for the role they are playing in keeping our state and country moving forward.
“I am honored to serve you.”
For more information on the history of Labor Day, please visit: https://www.dol.gov/general/laborday/history
September 2, 2022. Montpelier www.labor.vermont.gov