Happy May Day, Working Class

Today is May Day. Let’s reflect on everything we would not have without a militant labor movement that was willing to fight literal battles in the streets to secure their rights:

  • The minimum wage.
  • The 40-hour week.
  • The 10-hour day and the 8-hour day.
  • Work off on weekends.
  • Overtime pay.
  • Safety standards and regulations.
  • This and other labor holidays.
  • The right to strike.
  • The right to form or join a union.
  • Child labor laws.
  • Equal pay and anti-discrimination laws.
  • And much more…

And the battles have not yet ended, friends.


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