FUSD Schools Closed for Labor Day Holiday
All Fontana Unified School District schools and offices will be closed on Monday, September
4, 2017 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. In case of emergency, please remember that School Police Services is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including all holidays.
Why do we Celebrate Labor Day?
Celebrated on the first Monday in September, Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and wellbeing of our country.
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated by the Central Labor Union in New York City on Tuesday, September 5, 1882. Two years later, the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a "workingmen's holiday" on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations and by 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.
Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed in 1885. By 1894 Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.
The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. Therefore, it is appropriate that on Labor Day the nation pay tribute to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.