Labor Day

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How Labor Day is celebrated in America [video]

The U.S. celebrates Labor Day every year on the first Monday in September. Watch how Americans honor workers on this day.
Graphic with photos of men and women representing workers in different fields (Photos: © Graphic: State Dept./B. Insley)

It’s Labor Day, and unions are having a moment

Labor unions are seeing landmark victories as U.S. workers in warehouses, restaurants and coffee shops vote to unionize. What's going on?
Nurse wearing protective equipment comforting woman next to patient in hospital bed (© Jae C. Hong/AP Images)

Recognizing America’s resilient workers on Labor Day

On a holiday honoring workers, read stories about some of the American frontline employees who are serving their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Construction workers sitting on girder high above city (© Granger)

Labor Day: Honoring the U.S. worker for 125 years

Learn more about the past, present and future U.S. workforce — and what that means for economic prosperity around the world.
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Meet the American worker

America's legendary productivity is driven by its workers. Learn about the U.S. workforce as the country prepares to celebrate Labor Day on September 4.
Woman riding horse, swinging large whip (© Melissa Farlow/National Geographic)

Labor Day in pictures: American women at work

When it was first instituted in 1882, Labor Day was the "workingman's holiday." Take a look at some of the women who make up nearly half the U.S. workforce.
Women wearing bright costumes dancing in parade (State Dept./S. Speranza)

In pictures: Caribbean carnival’s pageantry and pride

Caribbean Americans celebrate Carnival each year with parades, costumes, and music. Here's a glimpse of the celebrations in New York.
Workers protesting, holding signs and raising their arms (© AP Images)

What Labor Day means in America

Honoring workers and the progress on workers' rights, Labor Day has a long history. See how Americans celebrate this holiday.
Juan Felipe Herrera in front of mural (Blue Flower Arts)

A poet’s tribute to those who work

For Labor Day, the U.S. poet laureate honors his family's history as migrant farmworkers.