Happy May Day Comrades!  

Masseur_75 41M
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5/1/2006 3:56 pm
Happy May Day Comrades!

Happy May Day to all you workers out there.
Hopefully someone gave you a little history lesson about this day if you didn't already km
now about it. If not here's your feebie.
International Workers' Day (a name used interchangeably with May Day) is the commemoration of the Haymarket Riot of 1886 in Chicago, and a celebration of the social and economic achievements of the international labor movement. The 1 May date is used because in 1884 the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions, inspired by labor's 1872 success in Canada, demanded an eight-hour workday in the United States to come in effect as of May 1, 1886. This resulted in a general strike and the riot in Chicago of 1886, but eventually also in the official sanction of the eight-hour workday. The May Day Riots of 1894 and May Day Riots of 1919 occurred subsequently.
So, hopefully all of you out there in blogland who are still toiling for the man (I know I still am) were able to take a moment today and remember those who fought for some of the workers' rights that we have today. With a little luck and some organizing we can continue to press for our fair share. Or at least climb up to middle management and help the boss screw all those other workers who used to be our friends.
Oh yea, work was just fine today, thanks for asking.

Solidarity!!


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