Workers Unite! – Weekly Round-Up – May 1, 2015

It’s May Day! There are many different ways to celebrate May 1st but this week we’re reading about the past and present of International Labor Day. What stories have you been checking out?

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1. “May Days and After” – Understanding the holiday in the context of an international labor movement.

http://www.historytoday.com/chris-wrigley/may-days-and-after

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2. “The Bloody Story of How May Day Became a Holiday for Workers” – The fight for an 8-hr work day.

http://time.com/3836834/may-day-labor-history/

 

 

3. “The Ludlow Massacre Still Matters” – The continuing legacy of “one of the bleakest and blackest episodes of American labor history.”

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-ludlow-massacre-still-matters

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