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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Feds to Rally against Trumps’ Threat to Fire 150 OPM Workers

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Members of AFGE, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), other unions, and allies are taking to the streets June 25 to protest the Trump administration’s threat to furlough or lay off up to 150 Office of Personnel Management (OPM) employees if Congress won’t let it dismantle OPM.

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