For a lot of people, Labor Day means two things: a day off and the end of summer. But why is it called Labor Day?

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883. In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

Impact Solutions is taking the time to celebrate our working men and women this Monday, September 4th. We will be back in the office on Tuesday the 5th at 8am CST. For those of you with managed services, as always, we will monitor and keep your network running smooth! Live support will be unavailable during our closure; however, you always have the option to submit a ticket and will we look into it as soon as possible. For those of you who have not yet taken advantage of our IT360 Total Coverage feel free to check out what we offer.

We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Labor day holiday.

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