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Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Labor Day 2020
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Many Americans today celebrate Labor Day without realizing the real meaning behind this monumental holiday.  Did you know that Labor Day is a day paying tribute to our ancestors who transformed working conditions in our country?  Their struggles and sacrifices not only shaped our country’s workforce regulations, it also propelled our industrial advances allowing the United States of America to be the prosperous nation we are today.

Their struggle was significant and the workers had finally had enough in the late 1800’s when they joined together to form workers unions.  Together they fought for safer working conditions, reasonable pay and reasonable working hours.  As a result of their bravery, we no longer have children working in factories.  Companies are required to ensure safety precautions are made while we do our tasks. We have set guidelines for the number of hours we work each week and minimum pay requirements preventing employers from paying us less than livable wages. 

After the peak of the protests in 1894, the federal government passed an act acknowledging Labor Day as an official holiday.  The holiday was declared in attempts to mend the strained relationships between the workers, the government and the industries.

This year, while you celebrate with your families, please remember the hardships and sacrifices they made to make our country a better place to work and live.

The pandemic may cause our celebrations to be different than normal. As you gather, we urge you to continue to take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  If you need a face covering, check out our blog and learn how you can make your own.  

In honor of the hard work and dedication of our ancestors, the Columbus Water Works will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2020.  If you have a water related emergency during this time, please call 706-649-3400. Emergency Crews will be available. 
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