Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1850, machinist Matthew Maguire was born. Many believe he first suggested Labor Day, but others believe it was Peter McGuire, a carpenter.
In 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed legislation declaring Labor Day an official U.S. holiday.
Today’s labor quote is by Grover Cleveland
"The laboring classes constitute the main part of our population. They should be protected in their efforts peaceably to assert their rights when endangered by aggregated capital, and all statutes on this subject should recognize the care of the State for honest toil, and be framed with a view of improving the condition of the workingman."