Today America celebrates its workers, with a holiday that grew out of the early days of the American labor movement at the height of the Industrial Revolution in the the late 19th century.
It's Labor Day today, a federal and state holiday. Banks, government offices and most non-retail businesses are closed for the holiday celebrating the American worker. But it's not a holiday for the people working in the occupations filled by more Americans than any other: retail and food service. Labor Day is second only to Black Friday as the biggest sales day of the year.