Today in Labor History June 28, 2020

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 The federal government sued the Teamsters to force reforms on the union, the nation’s largest. … Read more