The Capitalist Workday, The Socialist Workday - The Bullet
International Labor Day; May 1; observed in more than 140 countries under various names; often on a Monday. Celebrates the central contribution of workers to the economic life of their nation, and celebrates workers’ solidarity. May Day was designated an international Labor Day by the International Socialist Congress of 1889, though it had been observed earlier.
Today in labor history, March 8, 1908: 15,000 women workers in the needle trades take to the streets of New York City on the 51st anniversary of the 1857 protest by women garment workers. They demanded better working conditions, suffrage, and an end to child labor. March 8 has been celebrated as International Women’s Day since 1910.
Occupy Wall Street Plans “General Strike” On May Day, Unions Say No…
Below is the official OWS poster for their May Day general strike, note the references “no work” and “no chores.” Via Buzzfeed: [...]