It’s Labor Day and we all love it, and why wouldn't we? Labor Day is the perfect excuse to have a long weekend and take a break from the daily work life; but despite that we all like to rest, there are many people who don’t know why we celebrate this day. The origin and story of Labor Day is something that you need to know, because it’s not just a day off, it is the result of a long movement to have the optimum working conditions.
Sani Dental Group invites you to inform yourself about this day and to be thankful for all the achievements that workers around the country have gotten. Labor Day is not only a celebration, it’s a reason to be proud of waking every morning and share your work with the world.
Seems really strange today, but in the late 1800’s, the average American used to work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week; and that just for a basic living. Also, children as young as 5 or 6 could be seen in factories and mines working for a fraction of the adult’s payment. Working conditions often were extremely unsafe and the workers had no representation to defend them.
Despite the fact that labor unions had first appeared in the late 18th century, it wasn’t until a serious of violent events, such as the Haymarket Riot of 1886, that they began to organize strikes to protest the poor conditions and compel employees to negotiate hours and pay. This gave as a result that on September 5, 1882, around 10,000 workers marched from City Hall to Union Square in New York City, creating the first Labor Day Parade in US history.
Working conditions have improved thanks to the effort of unions and workers, and Labor Day became a national holiday in 1896. To this day, there are many challenges yet, but seeing the many issues that workers have faced and how much they have achieved since more than a century ago is a great reason to celebrate.
Most people see Labor Day as a day off, but the truth is that in some places it’s still celebrated with a major parade in New York City and other cities across the entire country. Times have changed, but American workers will always be looking for better working conditions; from fast food workers to the biggest companies, every person deserves to have the most optimum environment to work.
Whether you take the long weekend to have a deserved break, or you go out to the streets and march, the most important thing about Labor Day is that you understand the value of it. It has been a long way to have all the rights and benefits that being a worker in this country provides.
Sani Dental Group recognizes the achievements that workers have done in the last more than 100 years, and that’s why we invite you to look for activities near you where you can celebrate Labor Day. Maybe it’s a parade, or a concert, or just a day of camping; this day is yours.
In the case that you want to use this day to clear some pending issues off your agenda, if one of those is visiting the dentist, we have a recommendation for you: go with the best. For Sani Dental Group, providing you with top service and the best treatments is our priority. We want that your dental treatment becomes into the most enjoyable experience. Visit one of our dental clinics or give us a call, our patient coordinators are always ready to give you all the information you need. On this day, and every day, our work is for you to have the best results.