Love for Labor Lost: The Origins of Labor Day | Numéro Cinq
Above, images from the 1894 Pullman strike when Grover Cleveland sent the army against American workers. Below, Paul Krugman on the origin of Labor Day. (Images via History Matters, Axia Consultants, and Covering Delta.) Here’s how it happened: In 1894 Pullman workers, facing wage cuts in the wake of a financial crisis, went on strike