Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 1st is May Day; or International Workers' Day

On May 1st, people around the world celebrate International Workers' Day. This day is often called May Day in the United State. It is a day celebrated by the working class and promoted by labor movements and anarchist groups. Events and marches take place round the world, including in our very own city of Seattle.

This article from Gale Virtual Reference Library gives great historical context for May Day in the United States:

"May Day" in Workers in America: A Historical Encyclopedia

For a book related to the labor movement check out:

Labor Rising: The Past and Future of Working People in America.

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