"Have we forgotten the true meaning of Labor Day?"

The first Labor Day occurred in 1882 in New York City under the direction of that city’s Central Labor Union.

Labor Day came about because workers felt they were spending too many hours and days on the job.

The common misconception is that since Labor Day is a national holiday, everyone gets the day off. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Today most people in the U.S. think of Labor Day as a noncontroversial holiday.
There is no family drama like at Thanksgiving, no religious issues like at Christmas. However, 100 years ago there was controversy.
The first controversy that people fought over was how militant workers should act on a day designed to honor workers. Communist, Marxist and socialist members of the trade union movement supported May 1 as an international day of demonstrations, street protests and even violence, which continues even today.

Today Labor Day is no longer about trade unionists marching down the street with banners and their tools of trade. Instead, it is a confused holiday with no associated rituals.

https://theconversation.com/have-we-...abor-day-64526