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Everyone at Arrow Moving & Storage wishes you a Happy Labor Day Weekend!

<p style=”text-align: justify;”>A bit of history from the US Department of Labor. Visit their website <a title=”USDOL” href=”http://www.dol.gov/opa/aboutdol/laborday.htm” target=”_blank”>US Dept of Labor</a></p>
<p>Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is<a href=”http://blog.arrowmoving.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/labor-day-2.jpg”><img class=”alignright size-full wp-image-3293″ title=”Labor Day ” src=”http://blog.arrowmoving.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/labor-day-2.jpg” alt=”” width=”170″ height=”128″ /></a> dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.<p?>

<p>Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”<p/>

<p>But Peter McGuire’s place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York.<p/>

<p>In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date.<p/>

<p.The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.<p/>

<p>The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — <span style=”font-weight:bold”>the American worker.<p/>

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<em>”I appreciate the professional and expert service. Thanks!”</em>

<em>- </em>W. Peel (Colorado Springs Location)

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*UPDATE* Arrow Worldwide Movers……………The B Street Project 2012

In follow up to our previous post about this great opportunity to help Arrow Worldwide, below we have listed the address and contact information.
<p style=”font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px;”><strong>Call Virginia!</strong></p>
<p style=”font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px;”>She would love to tell you about it and answer any questions!</p>
<p style=”font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px;”><strong>Toll Free: 866-607-3148</strong></p>
Yard Sale location:
<p style=”font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px;”><strong>Cross streets are 46th- 52nd  pacific to east D streets (in Tacoma, WA)</strong></p>
<p style=”font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px;”>If anyone wants to donate to the bike project they can send contributions directly to:</p>

<address style=”font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px;”><strong>Virginia Casto</strong></address><address style=”font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px;”><strong>Arrow Worldwide</strong></address><address style=”font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px;”><strong>401 Broadway, Suite 202</strong></address><address style=”font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px;”><strong>Tacoma WA 98402</strong></address>(It does not qualify as a tax deduction, as she not a 501C3.)<a href=”http://blog.arrowmoving.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/international_moving_companies.jpg”><img class=”alignright size-thumbnail wp-image-673″ title=”International-Moving-Companies” src=”http://blog.arrowmoving.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/international_moving_companies-150×150.jpg” alt=”International Movers” width=”150″ height=”150″ /></a>

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