12 Quick Facts That Will Blow Your Mind This Labor Day

This past weekend, we celebrated Labor Day by reflecting on some of the labor movements’ major accomplishments, like the eight-hour work day, work-free weekends, minimum wage, sick leave, paid vacation, child labor laws, workers' compensation, and so much more.

At AFGE, we also celebrated the tremendous achievements of federal employees in various fields that have made a difference in the life of the American people and others around the world. Below are 12 facts you may not have known about Labor Day or what we've achieved as organized labor:

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Born in Kentucky during segregation, Augusta Y. Thomas spent her entire life fighting for racial equality and union rights. AFGE will continue to honor her memory and her unforgettable words.

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Blaylock’s legacy was safeguarding our rights

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Ken Blaylock, a native of North Carolina, was elected national president at the 1976 AFGE National Convention. The passage of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 was one of Blaylock’s greatest achievements as AFGE national president.

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