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Pedestrian Struck by SUV in the parking lot of the Paramus ShopRite Rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center

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Paramus NJ, a pedestrian was gravely injured when she was struck by a black colored SUV in the parking lot of ShopRite, 224 East Route 4 in Paramus shortly after 1 PM on Labor Day, Monday, 09/04. The victim was rushed by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center’s (HUMC) main campus. A paramedic team from HUMC was onboard the ambulance, and a Paramus Police Emergency Services Unit vehicle also assisted in the transport. Detectives from Paramus Police immediately began an investigation into the occurrence.

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The Real Maguire – Who Actually Invented Labor Day?

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Ridgewood NJ, while most sources, even the Department of Labor, credit Peter McGuire with the origination of Labor Day, recent evidence suggests that the true father of Labor Day may in fact be another famous union leader of the 19th Century, Matthew Maguire.

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Starbucks Workers Strike Over Discharge of Shift Supervisor at the Starbucks Montclair

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Monclair NJ, Starbucks workers in Montclair, Summit, Ledgewood and Danbury, CT went on an unfair labor practice (ULP) strike to protest the discharge of Celeste Cruz, Shift Supervisor at the Starbucks Montclair, NJ location.

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Labor Day, is a Tribute to the Contributions and Achievements of American Workers and the Labor Movement

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Ridgewood NJ, Labor Day,  is a tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and the labor movement. It’s a day when many take a break from their usual routines to relax, enjoy the last moments of summer, and reflect on the struggles and victories of the labor movement.

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Flight Attendants Picket United Airlines at Newark Liberty Ahead of Labor Day Weekend

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Newark NJ, on Thursday, August 31st, the Association of Flight Attendants called on a system-wide Day of Action. Dozens of United Airlines flight attendants picketed Thursday outside Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal C . The flight attendants rallied for what they call a “long overdue fair contract.” The rally was among 20 happening around the country, including at LaGuardia.

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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey: Traffic at Bridges and Tunnels at Pre-Pandemic Levels

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Fort Lee NJ, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced that its three major airports continued their record-setting pace through the first seven months of the year, surpassing 2019 numbers. The agency also reported that the seaport was the nation’s busiest for the month of July, handling its highest total of TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) since October 2022. The agency also released monthly and year-to-date facility volumes at the agency’s airports, bridges and tunnels, PATH commuter rail and seaport.

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WalletHub Reports Labor Day By the Numbers

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Ridgewood NJ, 87% of people think they should get a raise to keep up with inflation, the personal-finance website WalletHub found in its Labor Day Survey. This nationally-representative survey examines Americans’ Labor Day plans and how people have been impacted the current economic environment. Alongside this survey, WalletHub also released its Labor Day Fun Facts report to educate and entertain consumers with stats on all aspects of the holiday – from hotdogs and history to financials and 5Ks.

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Graydon Pool in Ridgewood will be open through Labor Day

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Ridgewood NJ, Graydon Pool will be open through Labor Day, including the last week of August. The hours are: Monday through Friday/10:00 am- 6:00 pm, the deep end, the kiddie pool area, the shallow area, and the diving board areas may be open. From 6:00 pm.-7:00 pm, Adult Lap Swim Only. Saturday and Sunday, the hours are from 10:00 am-6:00 pm, with various areas of the pool open, depending on staffing. Please note that any stand may be closed due to weather, maintenance, staffing or any event that may put the public’s safety at risk.

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Labor Day stems from deadly labor strike, but few Americans know the history

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A labor movement in Chicago in 1894 left 30 Pullman workers dead, and later spurred Congress and President Grover Cleveland to pass a bill creating Labor Day. But the history of this holiday is rarely taught in schools, and there are few full-time labor journalists to write about working class communities.

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History Of Labor Day

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Ridgewoood NJ, Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events.

Labor Day, an annual celebration of workers and their achievements, originated during one of American labor history’s most dismal chapters. In the late 1800s, at the height of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks in order to eke out a basic living. Despite restrictions in some states, children as young as 5 or 6 toiled in mills, factories and mines across the country, earning a fraction of their adult counterparts’ wages. People of all ages, particularly the very poor and recent immigrants, often faced extremely unsafe working conditions, with insufficient access to fresh air, sanitary facilities and breaks.

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Paterson New Jersey Makes Top 10 List for Outdoor Grilling

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Ridgewood NJ, whether you plan to barbecue on Labor Day, Sept. 6 — or celebrate the more eccentric Barbecue Your Breakfast Day, Sept. 4 — outdoor grilling is a wonderful way to get together with your loved ones while staying safe from the Delta variant.

But which cities promise the perfect conditions for firing up the grill?

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Labor Day By the Numbers : Almost 1 in 3 Americans Worry About Job Security

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Ridgewood NJ, almost 1 in 3 Americans worry about job security this Labor Day, the personal-finance website WalletHub found in its Labor Day Survey. This nationally-representative survey examines Americans’ Labor Day plans and how people have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside this survey, WalletHub also released its Labor Day Fun Facts report to educate and entertain consumers with stats on all aspects of the holiday – from hotdogs and history to financials and 5Ks.

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Graydon Pool will be closed completely on August 24th, and August 30th through September 3rd

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Ridgewood NJ, due to the fact that there is a lack of lifeguards, certain areas of Graydon Pool must be closed for safety reasons, from now through Labor Day.  The kiddie pool area and shallow end will be open first, but unless there are sufficient lifeguards, the deep end will not be open.  Currently, Graydon Pool will be closed completely on August 24th, and August 30th through September 3rd.  Part of this is due to the fact that Ridgewood High School will be starting classes on September 1st, which is prior to Labor Day.  This has not happened since the 2015-2016 school year.  As stated above, we are hoping that there are certified waterfront lifeguards in the area who are willing to work at Graydon Pool for these days, so that we may keep the pool open every day through Labor Day.

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Labor Day Union Money in Elections

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Amy Payne
September 3, 2012 at 8:59 am

This election year, millions of Americans will donate to the political candidates and initiatives of their choice at the local, state, and federal levels. But for unionized workers, union dues come out of their paychecks and go to political causes—and they aren’t consulted on where that money will go.

In July, The Wall Street Journal’s Tom McGinty and Brody Mullins published an eye-opening report that “Organized labor spends about four times as much on politics and lobbying as generally thought.”

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BERGEN COUNTY ZOO REOPENS

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announces that the Bergen County Zoo, located in Van Saun County Park, has officially reopened to the general public just in time for Labor Day.

Visitors must purchase tickets online at www.BergenCountyZoo.com

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