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May Days: A Worldwide Reportback

May Day is a celebration of working class struggle observed worldwide. It’s also called International Worker’s Day. The holiday began in the United States, to commemorate the struggle for an eight-hour workday. 1,085 more words

Post May Day Post

May Day has just passed and with it a number of protests and demonstrations across the U.S. There is a long history of May 1st being utilized as a date to draw attention to workers rights and violations. 736 more words

A May Day March for Worker and Immigrant Rights in San Jose 2015

On Friday, May 1, 2015 I went to the May Day march in San Jose for worker and immigrant rights. It was a fun day. I took half a day off of work and drove straight to San Jose. 474 more words

The New Economic Issue: Susan Milligan May 2015

In 2008, the downward-spiraling economy was a unifying issue for presidential candidates, voters, workers and corporate executives alike. There were disagreements about who was at fault, and what should be done to fix it, but those differences paled in comparison to the universal reaction to the frightening reality: the global economy was on the verge of a meltdown, and everyone, no matter their respective wealth, was going to suffer if things didn’t turn around. 311 more words


Ask a Guy Who Says, “Fuck You!”

Dear Guy-who says-fuck-you,

I have legislation ready to go
that will strip workers of their right
to collective bargaining while simultaneously
giving the job creators more power over their employees… 77 more words


Workers and Immigrant Rights and Black Lives Matter

A Black Lives Matter protest began at Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Park in Seattle, Wash. on May 1 at 11 a.m. Protesters gathered to hear speeches, listen to spoken word poetry and musical performances from Antonio Bandannas and Militant Child as as well as tell their own stories. 288 more words