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NYs labor lore : Signs of why you have day off are all over the city

Aug 29, 2019 - Newsday (New York)

Whether you are hunting for bargains around Union Square or taking a stroll through Central Park this weekend, the roots of Labor Day can be found all over New York City.

Labor leaders and experts are urging New Yorkers to take some time this weekend and learn about why many of them have the day off.

"Without working people, the country would not have been built or function for a single day," said Joshua Freeman, a distinguished professor at CUNY who has authored several books on lab...