By Kelly Ross
Labor Day was created in 1882 when a man stood before the New York Central Labor Council and proposed a holiday to celebrate labor. However, to this day there is no definitive conclusion as to who that man was. Most believe that it was Peter McGuire, founder of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters who first suggested the idea to the labor council. While others declare that it was in fact Matthew Maguire a prominent union activist and member of the New York Central Labor council who founded the holiday.