JSL honors our hard working and devoted staff on Labor Day and every day. On Monday, September 4, we acknowledge 300 employees whose work continues to support the residents and staff of Jewish Senior Life. As a nation, we have been commemorating Labor Day since 1894, when President Grover Cleveland pronounced Labor Day as a federal holiday after attempts to end a railroad strike. This 129-year history reminds us of the importance of labor rights, not just the importance of work. The first Monday of September, Labor Day is “A Shabbat for Us All,” said Sarah Greenberg, the former assistant legislative director at the Religious Action Center of reform Judaism.