Labor Day Party

by wabechtel3 on April 2, 2010

Title: Labor Day Party
Location: Back deck of the 5:20 PM SF to Larkspur Boat
Description: The holiday originated in Canada out of labor disputes (“Nine-Hour Movement”) first in Hamilton, then in Toronto, Canada in the 1870s, which resulted in a Trade Union Act which legalized and protected union activity in 1872 in Canada. The parades held in support of the Nine-Hour Movement and the printers’ strike led to an annual celebration in Canada. In 1882, American labor leader Peter J. McGuire witnessed one of these labor festivals in Toronto. Inspired from Canadian events in Toronto, he returned to New York and organized the first American “labor day” on September 5 of the same year.
Start Time: 17:20
Date: 2010-09-03

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1 admin September 3, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Wooohoo. Let’s party!

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