top of page
  • Writer's pictureGreater Cheyenne Chamber

Happy Labor Day: A Celebration of Worker’s Rights

Labor Day is a nationally celebrated holiday, one with a rich and important history, much more than sales and getting a day off work. The late 19th century and early 20th century was monumental in establishing worker’s rights and traditions during a time where they were previously nonexistent, and part of that movement included the introduction of Labor Day.

The invention of the Labor Day holiday can be traced back to two individuals, Matthew Maguire and Peter J. McGuire. It can’t be said with certainty, though, which of the two men can be truly credited with creating the idea of Labor Day. The first celebration of Labor Day was held in New York City on Tuesday, September 5, 1882. In following years, more and more states adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1894, Labor Day became an official federal holiday.

WY We Care: While the roots of this holiday may seem insignificant now, the ideals behind its creation are still an essential backbone in the American business community. Advocating for business and workforce is a continual fight that our Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a part of. We believe that giving our business community a voice is crucial to the success of our entire state. We have several advocacy groups that give community members the chance to make a big difference in our city, county, state, and even country, and we encourage you to take part and make your voice heard.

1 view

Recent Posts

See All

A Conversation To Combat Crime

Crime rates are rising in our city – and Sheriff Brian Kozak is looking to stop it! Join us at our upcoming November luncheon this Friday, where Sheriff Kozak will be sharing with the Cheyenne busines

The Detroit Three Strike Has Hit The Brakes🚦

After a momentous six-week long strike, the United Auto Workers and General Motors have come to a tentative agreement over new labor terms. GM was the last of the Detroit Three to reach some sort of d


bottom of page