Labor Day, which takes place this year on Monday September 3, celebrates the many social and economic achievements of American workers: the 40-hour workweek, the 8-hour workday, the right to be safe in the workplace, a minimum wage, pensions, health insurance and many other benefits.
Today we'll head to a barbecue or enjoy the hot bargains in store for shoppers at Labor Day sales. We'll relax, enjoy our day off from work and say thanks.
Government offices, courts, schools, libraries, standalone banks and post offices will be closed Monday for Labor Day. Express mail will be delivered and most retail and groceries stores will be open.
Trash collection in the city of Los Angeles will be pushed back by one day, according to the Los Angeles Department of Public Works Bureau of Sanitation.
All Metro buses and trains will operate on a Sunday schedule. For information on Metro schedules, visit www.metro.net, or call (800) COMMUTE.
Metrolink trains will not be operating, except for two round trips between Union Station and Lancaster on the Antelope Valley Line. Regular service will resume Tuesday. For train schedules, visit www.metrolinktrains.com or call (800) 371- LINK.
- City News Service contributed to this report.