In the Did You Know category: The first state bill to legislate the Labor Day holiday was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday.
Over 130 years later (we get to count from 1887 since we’re in Oregon!), we still commemorate the achievements of American workers with a well-earned day off to celebrate. We hope you can spend at least a few of your extra hours with your favorite hardworking sewing machine.