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CityLab Daily: Celebrating Juneteenth At Work

People celebrate during a Juneteenth parade in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 2021.

People celebrate during a Juneteenth parade in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 2021.

Photographer: Mark Felix/AFP/Getty Images

Welcome to the Thursday edition of the CityLab newsletter, focused on the changing nature of work — and the repercussions for the places and spaces we inhabit. Send your feedback and ideas to sholder6@bloomberg.net

When Juneteenth officially became a federal holiday last year, many workplaces were caught by surprise, without a clear plan to honor it. The ones that did offer a paid day off tended to be white collar offices, not restaurants and retail stores.