Happy Labor Day from SMART TD

Published: September 2, 2019

Last updated on September 3rd, 2019


Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894 after President Grover Cleveland signed it into law to appease angry union workers following a railroad labor strike that President Cleveland sent armed troops in to break up. More than a dozen workers were killed.

More information is available from National Public Radio, The History Channel or here from the U.S. Department of Labor.

SMART Transportation Division wishes all members and their families a safe and happy Labor Day!