Labor Day 2022
While for many Labor Day marks the unofficial end of Summer, Labor Day finds its origins as part of a movement to celebrate the achievements of the American worker. This is a day to remember the men and women who sacrificed their time and even their lives to fight for the improvement of working conditions and fair pay.
On September 5, 1882, 10,000 workers marched from City Hall to Union Station in New York City. The march was followed by speeches given by community leaders and a picnic. However, it did not become the holiday we know it as today until June 28, 1894. Labor Day 2022 commemorates 127 years since then President Grover Cleveland signed the bill that declared the first Monday of September as a federal holiday. Americans have since celebrated the holiday annually with friends and family attending and participating in parades, picnics, and backyard barbecues.
Merit Alliance stands up for and with our apprentices and proudly partners with only the best contractors with proven health and safety standards. Integrity is at the forefront of everything that we do. Our promise is not only to match apprentices in jobs within the construction trades but to give them a chance for fulfilling, sustainable careers in construction.
This Labor Day, as every year in the past and future, we celebrate all the hard-working individuals and contractors under the Alliance as well as all laborers across America. We thank you - after all, this holiday is to celebrate you.
All of us at Merit Alliance wish you a safe, healthy and happy Labor Day weekend.