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US Celebrates Labor Day

Americans are celebrating Labor Day, a national holiday honoring the contributions of workers. The holiday has also come to mark the unofficial end of summer in the United States. The first Monday in September became an official holiday in 1894 after a push by the nation's labor unions. For decades, cities used the occasion to stage large parades honoring unionized factory workers. Labor unions have seen their membership fall steadily in the past 30 years with the growth of...

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