Today the United States celebrates Labor Day. This holiday is a time for workers, employers, and governments to re-commit to workers and labor rights, including their safety and health in the workplace. The U.S. labor movement created our annual Labor Day holiday, which is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. Oregon was the first state to recognize labor Dayin 1887. On June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act creating a legal holiday celebrated annually on the first Monday in September. The first proposals for the holiday included instructions on how to celebrate: a parade to show “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of the community, followed by a festival for workers and their families to enjoy. On behalf of the U.S. Embassy in Georgia, we would like to acknowledge the hard work of all workers and employees in the U.S. and also in Georgia, and congratulate them on the Labor day!