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Labor Day fast facts

Labor Day is more than just mattress sales and an extra day off from work!  It’s all about the American worker’s contributions to our country…and hotdogs.

  • 55% of Americans left a total of 768 million vacation days unused in 2018.  STOP THAT!!!
  • 594,000+ workers’ lives have been saved since the Occupational Safety and Health Act was enacted in 1970.
  • It became a federal holiday in 1894 thanks to many of the Labor Unions of New York who also fought for weekends off, social security, vacation and eight-hour workdays.
  • It is always on the first Monday of September.
  • 818 hot dogs are eaten every second from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
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