Labor Day is a federal holiday celebrated across the nation since its founding year in 1894. It has been rejoiced as a victory for the labor movement of its time born from the hardship of American workers in the late 1800’s whom regularly worked 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have come a long way since then.
Labor Day weekend now is celebrated as a glorious 3 day weekend often including travel and outdoor activities. This day also marks that the end of summer is near.
A decrease in gas prices and the overall economic optimism occurring right now in the U.S., is expected to push this Labor Day to have the highest travel numbers in years. With increased traffic, both on roadways and waterways, we urge you all to have a fun holiday weekend taking extra precautions if you are traveling or enjoying water sports and activities.
Americans today, due to the great efforts of our ancestors, have the opportunity to experience a balanced work and home life. I wish everyone to partake in a safe and happy holiday weekend!
Gulf Coast Underwriters will be closed on Monday in honor of the holiday and we will reopen for business on Tuesday morning at 8:30am.