We will be closed on Monday, September 6th in observance of Labor Day.

We are ALWAYS here for you in the event of a Glue-mergency!

We will be closed on Monday, September 6th in observance of Labor Day.  Do not fear a Glue-mergency!  We are always here for you in the event you run out of glue or have a machine breakdown.

This weekend, Brad Siegal  (708)565-1070 and Nirel Inman (708)565-1017  will be on call.
Please contact them if you have a glue-mergency.

The first Monday of September is the official day of observance of Labor Day.  The annual celebration is held to recognize the social and economic achievements of American workers.   Started in the late nineteenth century – labor activists pushed for a federal holiday to recognize the many contributions made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being.

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

By 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a law making the first Monday in September of each year a national holiday

 

So, can we wear white now?

There are three hypotheses about the origins of the “no white after Labor Day” directive. The first theory, disagreed upon by many, is based on class distinction in the early 1900s. Although white clothing was clearly an upper-class luxury, after the Civil War it became harder to distinguish women coming from old money or new money. The higher-class ladies then made inane fashion rules to weed out those who were “out of place.

Sources:

History of Labor Day | U.S. Department of Labor (dol.gov)

History of Labor Day – 7 Facts Behind Labor Day You Didn’t Know (townandcountrymag.com)