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Labor Day

Posted by Library Blog on 09/01/2017 at 10:07 AM

Monday, September 4th is Labor Day! There are no law school classes on Labor Day, but you can still come to the Law Library to catch up on some homework! We will be open from 9:00am-11:00pm on Monday.

The celebration of Labor Day dates back to the late 19th century. It started as part of a labor movement, with the first likely observance on September 5, 1882 in New York City, when about 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square. After a few years of informal observances in many states, this “workingmen’s holiday” became a federal holiday in 1894 when Congress passed legislation and President Grover Cleveland signed a bill designating the first Monday in September as “Labor Day.” It is a holiday to celebrate the contributions of the country's labor force, which is currently estimated to be 159.8 million people. If you are interested in learning about the Law Library's collection on American employment and labor law, visit our TimeSaver on the subject.

Labor Day also marks the unofficial end of summer, so it might be a good weekend to explore Rhode Island. You could explore Food Truck Fridays at the Roger Williams Zoo, take in some time at the beach, enjoy a picnic in Colt State Park, or even attend a polo match.

Enjoy your long weekend!

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