Gender-based pay disparities can be difficult to verify, but a new effort at clarity gained traction on Twitter when Lauren Voswinkel, a software developer in Pittsburgh, started #talkpay. On May 1, the international day of workers, she shared her salary, job title, and professional experience, encouraging others to do the same, in... More »
Categories: Happy celebration of International Workers' Day created to commemorate the Haymarket affair in Chicago and /or ancient pagan ceremony of fertility and fresh growth and / or Spring Bank Holiday introduced to the UK in 1978! Given it is a Bank Holiday in the UK, we aren’t going to publish too much here today. Show More Summary
(Guest post by Michael Strickland) The “International Worker’s Day” has turned into a full blown riot in Seattle, as police report black bloc anarchists hurled wrenches and rocks at police, injuring 3 officers. Police fired back with pepper spray, and … Continue reading ?
It’s May Day! From its origins as an ancient pagan festival of springtime to its 19th-century incarnation as International Workers’ Day, today is laden with a lot of history. It’s also Friday at last. How’s your May Day progressing? Read more...
Happy May Day! On the history of International Workers Day and why it’s not officially celebrated in the US. Meet Marilyn Mosby, the prosecutor bringing charges in the Freddie Gray case. Baltimore native Ta-Nehisi Coates talks race in the US. Baltimore teen turns himself in, faces $500,000 bail and life in prison. Police in Istanbul […]
The Cold War is long over and, unless you're a labor organizer or a communist, May 1st is probably just another day on the calendar. But for decades, "International Workers Day" was an opportunity for the Soviet-aligned bloc to show off its military hardware. Show More Summary
May 1 is a celebration of workers' rights. Known as Labor Day, May Day or International Workers' Day. A day observed by millions of people around the world with rites and traditions nearly a century old. A few weeks ago on the outskirts of Manila a group of brave men and women, workers from nearby garment factories met together. Show More Summary
As working people around the world today mark International Workers Day, I offer you reflections from SEIU leaders on the front lines of uniting the largely African American security workforce with the largely Latino janitorial workforce...Show More Summary
A lot of Americans, even on the Left, are wary of commemorating May Day, even though its genesis as an international workers' day is completely rooted in this country and...
BERLIN (AP) -- Left-wing groups and trade unions are staging rallies across Europe, the Middle East and Asia on Friday to mark International Workers Day. Most events are expected to be peaceful protests for workers' rights and world peace. Show More Summary
It's International Workers Day! Since the next British parliamentary elections are just seven days off, let's begin with the Labour Party's anthem, "The Red Flag," as performed by the Socialist...
Happy May Day, everyone. Today is also International Workers' Day and Basic Income Day, so celebrate whatever socially progressive proclivities you might have! In the news this morning: kids can keep their puffers with them in school, GM is dropping 1,000 jobs, and a rival for the Scarborough West seat throws his support behind Bill Blair. Show More Summary
On May 1, crowds across all continents are gathering in unity, celebration and protest to mark the symbolic spring holiday, also known as May Day or International Workers' Day.
Americans commemorate Labor Day in September. Internationally, the world’s workers are celebrated today—May Day, or, more formally, International Workers’ Day. In Chicago on May 4, 1886, a peaceful protest organized by American labor activists striking for an eight-hour workday and reprieve f
Tomorrow will be the 126th annual International Workers Day. As is generally the case, we could sure use one. Here are some remains of the day: Medical examiner in...
Community organizations in Massachusetts, Knoxville, Houston and elsewhere issued reports this week to commemorate International Workers' Memorial Day. All of the reports featured the names, faces and stories of victims of work-related fatalities.
Basic Income Day promo May Day, or International Worker’s Day, is typically a time to salute the working class. The basic income guarantee (BIG) movement argues that instead, we should celebrate the machines destined to liberate it. That, and the forthcoming no-strings-attached, universal living wage. Show More Summary
By Michelle Hough VATICAN CITY — Tomorrow, May 1, many countries will mark International Labor Day to celebrate the workers of the world. It is a public holiday here in Italy and in many other nations. But there are millions of people who rarely get days off. These are the estimated 21 million people who […]
Groups in Tennessee, Massachusetts, Houston and elsewhere released reports this week to mark International Worker Memorial Day. In contrast to sterile BLS data with an annual tally of work-related injuries, these reports feature the victims' names and stories to the numbers.
April 29, 2015—On the eve of International Workers’ Day on May 1, Iranian authorities have arrested at least five labor leaders. The arrests have taken place in the context of intensifying labor protests, strikes, and arrests of individuals organizing or participating in labor protests. “The Government views any labor mobilization as a national security […]