Friday, April 30, 2010
Wobbly Times number 55
On May 1, 1886, more than 300,000 workers struck thousands of shops across the United States in a national campaign for the Eight Hour Day. In Chicago, center of the movement and a stronghold of anarchist and socialist revolutionary unionism,40,000 workers struck and 80,000 workers joined a May Day parade organized by the International Working People's Association and the revolutionary Central Labor Union. Today, workers enjoy the weekend and the eight hour day because workers in the past struggled for it. This class struggle continues and we celebrate our victories on May Day!