We all know Mondays can be a drag. Luckily, tomorrow, September 7th, is Labor Day! We all know that Labor Day entails a long weekend. We would rather spend this time enjoying the company of our friends and family. Labor Day also marks the end of summer. Thus, making it even more important to spend the day with our loved ones before busy schedules take over our lives.
But why do we celebrate this day? What is its significance?
What is Labor Day?
Labor Day is an annual celebration of workers and their achievements that helped develop the working standards that we Americans know today.
Labor Day comes off the back of America’s most dismal labor periods dated back to the height of the Industrial Revolution. In this time period, twelve-hour, seven-day work weeks were ingrained in society for people to make ends meet.
Child labor was also common during this time despite restrictions in some states. Children, as young as five years old, were worked hard in mills and factories. They had salaries only a fraction of adult wages. Workers also faced very poor and unsafe working conditions. They had little access to fresh air and sanitary facilities.
As businesses grew, so did its workforce and its representations. Labor unions started to rise in prominence. As their prominence arose, so did their voice. Unions had began organizing strikes and rallies in protest of poor working conditions. They had compelled employers to renegotiate work hours and pay.
Not all of these protests were peaceful though. Some of these have turned violent and have caused several fatalities. In the height of this movement, many have stopped working outright or were continually striking. Congress had to ultimately step in to get the workforce back and running. It passed an act that made Labor Day a national holiday and president Grover Cleveland signed it into law on June 28th 1894.
How do we celebrate it?
Many celebrate Labor Day through barbecues, trips, parades, fireworks and other gatherings. We don’t want you to miss out on all the fun with your friends and family. Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency is always at your service to provide you with the best house cleaning service in Orange County.
Lucille and Dan from Laguna Woods have been long-time customers of our house cleaning service and we’ve helped them out many times before. They’ve got this to say, “We really do try to take advantage of the long Labor Day weekend to spend time with kids and our friends. Most of our time is spent at work and cleaning is usually an afterthought. We usually do that cleaning in our free time but we don’t really like sacrificing the limited time we have with our family and friends. Howard’s is such a blessing in our lives because all we have to do is give them a call and set a date, giving us all the time we want. Their cleaning is exceptional and their service is very professional. I would rate them a 5 / 5 stars.”
Book a house cleaning appointment today and experience the best in Orange County and LA County. You can get $20* off in time for our Big Labor Day Cleaning! We can provide you the best deals and services you need to make your home clean and comfortable especially this Labor Day!