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The Haymarket Riot: “It is a Subterranean Fire” by Elizabeth Schulte

April 30, 2018

An excellent argument could be made from an historical perspective for moving Labor Day in this country to May 1st. Momentous events have occurred in the past regarding labor and workers’ rights on that date. The Haymarket Riot in 1886 occurred in the aftermath of protests urging the institution of an eight hour workday. Other such events have also occurred on May 1st – both here and abroad. – RJC

 

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  1. It should definitely be May 1. President Reagan, I think it was, who named it Law and Order Day or some such nonsense to try and pull it even further away from the populist worker roots.

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