Today in Labor History June 28th

This date marked the birthday of machinist Matthew Maguire, who many believe first suggested Labor Day. Others believe it was Peter McGuire, a carpenter. – 1850

President Grover Cleveland signed legislation declaring Labor Day an official US holiday. – 1894

Matthew Maguire, the founder of Labor Day was born, President Cleveland made Labor Day and Official holiday and the Feds sued the Teamsters to force reforms.Click To Tweet

The federal government sued the Teamsters to force reforms on the union, the nation’s largest. The following March, the government and the union signed a consent decree requiring direct election of the union’s president and creation of an Independent Review Board. – 1988

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