Friday, August 31, 2007
Here are the questions and answers for today's Labor Day history/news quiz.
1. Where and when was Labor Day first celebrated?
Ans: 1882, New York City
2. When did it become national holiday?
Ans: 1894; signed into law by Grover Cleveland
3. How much was the first federal minimum wage?
Ans: 25 cents 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act
4. What is the current federal minimum wage?
Ans: $5.85; (NY/NJ $7.15; CT $7.65 )
5. How many Americans hold two jobs?
Ans: 5% or 7.6 million