Home On Point Pittsburgh’s Labor (Day) of love

Pittsburgh’s Labor (Day) of love


As we enter September, most of us enjoy a day off on Labor Day, the holiday that celebrates workers. In Pittsburgh, we have a great tradition of workers who gave a lot (even their lives) to establish the 40-hour work week, overtime and, yes, paid holidays.

Here’s a great map of Pittsburgh’s labor history sites. That history is everywhere. The monument in the photo above that honors striking miners is in the same rural Washington County cemetery where my family is buried.

That’s my story. What’s yours? Contact me via email and we’ll help share your story in 100 words.

Paul Furiga, WordWrite Communications

You may also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

The Pittsburgh 100