Expert Offers Insight on History of Labor Day and How Workers Are Faring in Post-Recession Recovery

Article ID: 606668

Released: 19-Aug-2013 7:00 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: North Carolina State University

Expert Pitch

How are workers faring this Labor Day as the United States continues its slow recovery from the “Great Recession”? Labor historian and North Carolina State University professor Dr. David Zonderman can provide historical perspective on this and other questions on the labor movement in the United States.

Reporters can contact Zonderman directly at 919/513-2222 or david_zonderman@ncsu.edu.

A national holiday since 1894, Labor Day was initiated by the union movement to celebrate the American worker and to highlight the size and political power of the unions themselves.


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