Can you believe it's Labor Day already? [There are some stores around here already stocked for Halloween!]
It's a national holiday, meaning federal and state government offices, as well as Johnston Town Hall and other local offices [except for emergency services] are closed.The U.S. Department of Labor's website on the history of Labor Day explains that the first recorded Labor Day occurred on a Tuesday — Sept. 5, 1882, organized by members of the Central Labor Union in New York City, NY.
After changing the annual date to the first Monday of September, labor organizations continued to honor the holiday — and several state enacted laws approving it — until 1894, when Congress made Labor Day an official national holiday.
The Johnston School District is also closed. Classes are scheduled to resume Sept. 3.
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will run a Sunday/Holiday service schedule on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in observance of Labor Day. The Sunday/Holiday schedule will apply to all regular fixed-route buses and trolleys. The RIDE program will operate only ADA routes, and RIPTA offices will be closed.
Some businesses may be closed, or open for limited hours — use the Johnston Patch Directory to find information and links to their websites.
If your Johnston business is open on Labor Day, post your hours in the comments below.