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Happy Labor Day from SMART TD


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!

Happy Labor Day from SMART TD

Watch a Labor Day message from SMART General President Joseph Sellers below:

For a video and more on the history of Labor Day, see below:


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

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

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