History’s John Grabowski discusses Labor Day’s first supporters

John Patterson Green, father of Labor Day in Ohio, and his enduring legacy (with photo gallery)
The Plain DealerJohn Grabowski, the Krieger-Mueller Associate Professor in Applied History, discussed the reason for state Rep. John Patterson Green’s push to make Labor Day a state holiday in the late 19th century. “His constituents are going to be workers and laborers,” Grabowski said. “I think that is what John Green is looking at when he sponsors the legislation…”