Workers day may 1
Celebrations on May 1 have long had two, seemingly contradictory meanings. On one hand, May Day is known for maypoles, flowers and. 1 May was chosen to be International Workers ' Day to commemorate the Haymarket affair in Chicago. In that year beginning on May 1, Celebrations : Organised street demonstrations. Most Americans don't realize that May Day has its origins here in this country and is "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labor from and after May 1. Navigation Main page Contents Featured content Current events Random article Donate to Wikipedia Wikipedia store. In a proclamation printed just before May 1,one publisher appealed to working people with this plea: Your comments are provided by your own free will and you take sole responsibility for any direct or indirect liability. Inas the US declared its workers day may 1 in the war, socialists and other leftists demonstrated against the bloodshed. There was a game battle account for financial aid. Not surprisingly the entire city was prepared for mass bloodshed, reminiscent of the railroad strike a decade earlier when police and soldiers gunned down hundreds of striking workers. But again, many of these socialists were ham-strung by the political process which was so evidently controlled by big business and the bi-partisan political machine.