Now that we have celebrated Labor Day we can look forward to Fall. First pumpkin spice lattes, the change in colors, getting our ski clothes ready, and of course the holiday season.

Labor Day is when we wind things down and take a break and say yes I have labored.

One theory on how labor day became the holiday as we know it. The legend goes on to say that a young carpenter named Peter McGuire stood before the New York Central Labor Union in 1882 saying he wanted to honor all workers with a parade through the city.

Apparently, we owe it partially to President Cleveland he signed into law in 1894 that made Labor Day a federal holiday. According to history, President Grover commanded federal troops to Chicago to quiet a strike by the American Railway Union at the Pullman Palace Car Company. Workers were rioting because their pay was cut by 25%
That ended with at least 12 people killed.

We have come a long way since then. We can thank the people before us who paved the way.