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Sep 01

Labor Day 2017

 

For a lot of people, Labor Day means two things: a day off and the end of summer. But why is it called Labor Day?

The first Monday in September, Labor Day, is a labor movement creation and is dedicated to American workers ‘ social and economic achievements. It is an annual national tribute to the contributions made by workers to our country’s prosperity, strength and well-being. In accordance with Central Labor Union plans, the very first Labor Day was celebrated in New York City on Tuesday, September 5, 1882. Just a year later, on September 5, 1883, the Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday. In 1894, as originally proposed, the first Monday in September was chosen as the holiday, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow New York’s and celebrate on that date as a “workingmen’s holiday.” The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and many different industrial centers in our country celebrated Labor Day in 1895.

Southshore Managed IT Group is taking the time to celebrate our working men and women this Monday, September 4th. We will be back in the office on Tuesday the 5th at 8am CST. For those of you with managed services, as always, we will monitor and keep your network running smooth! Live support will be unavailable during our closure; however, you always have the option to submit a ticket and will we look into it as soon as possible. For those of you who have not yet taken advantage of our IT360 Total Coverage feel free to check out what we offer.

We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Labor day holiday.

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