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Haymarket Square Timeline

Important Dates:

May 1, 1886: Industrial workers across the U.S. go on strike, demanding an 8-hour workday.

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May 3, 1886: During a strike at McCormick Reaper Works in Chicago, demonstrators clash with police, and several of the strikers are wounded or killed. 176 more words

International Workers' Day

Why Labor Day?

Despite what I heard yesterday on the radio, Labor Day isn’t the official end of summer (unofficial maybe) nor is a get drunk and blow things up day.   596 more words

International Worker's Day: We need to stop being arrogant.

Good morning people.

Today, I wanted to write something different on my blog, that I’ve been thinking about for a long time.

Yesterday was International Worker’s Day (in the US and Canada International Worker’s Day is celebrated in September). 548 more words

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This is Helping, Right? May Day, Online Petitions, and Activism

Today is May Day, or International Workers’ Day, a holiday created in remembrance of those killed in the the Haymarket affair, a violent clash between police and workers in Chicago demanding better working conditions with the 8-hour workday being at the top of the list. 1,000 more words

Politics & Current Events

The May Day's Revolutionary Past

May Day is an official holiday in 66 countries and unofficially celebrated in many more. In Greece, it is celebrated as a workers’ strike. So, naturally, everyone goes to the countryside and… erm… makes themselves a… 1,350 more words

Fun Historical Facts

May Day General Strike by James E. Rabbit III

by James E. Rabbit III
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Founder/Administrator of the Solidarity Facebook Page
April 22, 2017

This May Day (Monday, May 1st, 2017), workers worldwide are invited to participate in an unprecedented call for global unity demanding that all full-time workers are paid a living wage by means of a May Day General Strike, which transcends borders and all other divides among fellow workers. 2,500 more words

Politics

Remember, remember to stand together

Solidarity. What does the word mean to you? For me, as a child of the 80s, it automatically means a trade union in Poland. Despite the fact that Solidarity was formed within and contra to a communist state, it was still to fight for the rights of workers and the oppressed. 1,540 more words