Thank You to American Workers this Labor Day…

Posted by Tom Bauer on Sep 4th 2023

Thank You to American Workers this Labor Day…

From all of us at Imbue Botanicals.

The history of Labor Day was forged under very difficult conditions here in the US. In the late 1800s, at the height of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks in order to eke out a basic living. Children as young as 5 or 6 toiled in mills, factories and mines across the country, earning just a fraction of adult wages. In short, it was a brutal way to earn a living.

In response, American Workers began to organize and protest against the inhumane conditions. Many of these events turned violent and people died. People starting clamoring for a “workingman’s holiday” and several states passed legislation to enshrine it. But it wasn’t until 1894 and the hullabaloo over the Pullman Railroad Company firing of Union Representatives and the following violence and boycott that ensued, that Congress finally took notice. Congress passed an act making Labor Day a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories. On June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed it into law. To this day, the true founder of Labor Day has yet to be identified.

Nearly 130 years after President Grover Cleveland signed into law the act of Congress making Labor Day a National Holiday commemorating the celebration of American workers and their achievements, let us reflect on the spirit of American Workers, both past and present. Americans have always been able to forge remarkable, history-altering moments when faced with incredible obstacles and difficulties. And from our view here at Imbue, it is our American Workers that have lead the way.

From all of us at Imbue Botanicals, we wish you all Happy Labor Day, and thank you for your ongoing support. It means the world to us.

With all our best,

Tom