Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Happy May Day!

Happy May Day!, Metamora Herald

Today is May Day, a traditional celebration of Spring around the world, but it is also been proclaimed International Workers Day to commemorate the Haymarket affair in Chicago in 1886. That year a general strike began on the first day of May to protest for an eight-hour workday. A bomb was thrown during the protest and shots were fired. This led to the murder of several people and the subsequent execution of labor leaders.

Now workers across the globe are organizing and standing up for their rights.

Don't forget to remember all the people who have strived to make your workday better. 

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