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The May Day’s Revolutionary Past | Nicholas C. Rossis

Do you know the origin of May Day? It began with an organized labor strike in 1886, and led to the 8-hour workday. Nicholas C. Rossis gives us the somber American history of this revolutionary day…

The May Day’s Revolutionary Past | Nicholas C. Rossis

“…The International Workers’ Day of May Day, the holiday’s full name, originated in the United States in 1886 as a radical response to abusive employers, for something many people take for granted today: the eight-hour workday…” ~ Nicholas C. Rossis

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Happy May Day, workers!

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

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