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Spertus Closed for Labor Day
Spertus Closed for Labor DayMonday, September 7, 2015
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is 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 well-being of our country.
The history of American labor movement and the Jewish experience in America are intertwined in many ways. Here are some resources to explore:
- Cohen, Steven M. Focusing on Jews and the Labor Movement. BJPA eNews. March 2011. Written to mark the 50th anniversary of the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire when 146 garment workers died, most young Jewish and Italian women.
- Kessler-Harris, Alice. Labor Movement in the United States. Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia. 1 March 2009. Jewish Women's Archive.
- Introduction to Labor: The U.S. Trade Union Movement and the Organized Jewish Community. Jewish Labor Committee. 2008.
- Readings on the American Jewish Labor Movment. Jewish Labor Committee.
Enjoy the holiday!