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Monday, September 03, 2012

Thank Canada and PRINT For Your Day Off

In what is now Toronto on March 25 1872, the Typographical Society (Printer’s Union) went on strike against The Globe newspaper due to the long hours that were required of them to work six days a week. When George Brown, owner of the newspaper refused their request of a 9-hour day, the presses shut down at The Globe and at other papers as well. Almost a month later, with no agreement in sight, the Toronto Trades Assembly organized a march that included workers from other fields and headed to the government offices.

What started as a Printer’s strike ended up changing Canadian Law and the workers won their right to a 9-hour workday. A few years later the head of the American Federation of Labor was in Toronto speaking at a labor festival and came back to US and organized a Labor Parade which eventually the Central Labor Union turned into Labor Day on September 5, 1882 in New York. In 1894 it became a Federal Holiday.

So, if it weren’t for the PRINT INDUSTRY in another country, you wouldn’t be having this nice 3-day weekend.

Priceless Ink & Toner wishes you a happy and safe Labor Day weekend!

Source: This Labor Day Thank Canada and PRINT For Your Day Off

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