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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