According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the Labor Day holiday is “a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well being of our country.”
New York was the first state to introduce legislation to recognize Labor Day, but Oregon was the first to enact a state law to recognize the holiday in February 1887. Within seven years, 23 other states adopted the holiday in honor of workers and, in 1894, the U.S. Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September every year a legal holiday.
This Labor Day, we honor all the men and women who have worked on the Bridge Project, and all other workers in the Port and around the country. There will be no closures of any kind from 5 a.m. Saturday through Tuesday.
Enjoy your holiday weekend!