Celebrated each year on May 1, International Workers' Day is more than just a Spring Labor Day. Also known as May Day, International Workers' Day commemorates Chicago workers demanding better conditions and an eight-hour workday.
Although it is not officially recognized as a holiday in the United States, many organizers commemorate International Workers' Day and the necessity of collective action.
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On May Day Remember the Haymarket massacre where workers fighting for an eight-hour workday were killed by police and a dynamite blast.