Happy May Day

May 1 is celebrated around the world as International Workers Day. May Day commemorates the struggle of workers for fair wages and decent working conditions, originating at the battle for the 8-hour workday that took place in Chicago May 1, 1886.

For more information about the Chicago roots of May Day, check out this book available at the MVCC library:

Death in the Haymarket : a story of Chicago, the first labor movement, and the bombing that divided gilded age America, by James Green

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