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The Origin of International Workers’ Day

May first is often called May Day for various reasons, but it is also International Workers’ Day. The date chosen is in commemoration of the Chicago Haymarket Massacre, an incident which began with a labor demonstration on May 1, 1886 in which 35,000 workers walked off their jobs to demand an eight-hour workday. Escalating tensions [...]