This May 1st was broadly marked as the ‘International Workers’ Day, “Labor Day” or “Labour day” 2013 with huge red banners hung on practically every house. March music could be heard since early morning blaring from all street loudspeakers. A country same like any other artificial body does not have the right for the freedom of speech, and also don’t have any rights for any other matter.
May 1, International Workers’ Day, is a observed to celebrate the labor movement and is acknowledged throughout the world. It memorializes the historic great efforts of working people for justice on their jobs. May Day commenced as a remembrance of the 1886 Haymarket Massacre in Chicago when labor organizers were falsely blamed of conspiracy. State officials martyred them in the struggle for the 8 hours day from 12to 14 hour a day when workers were forced to do so. They demanded for the shortening of their job hour to eight hours a day. In 1884, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions passed a resolution in which it is stated that eight hours will be the standard working hours as a legal day’s work from. But the legislative ways were failed and strikes were called for the passing of the resolution. And after facing many issues and loosing the lives of many people, the resolution was passed and now the day is observed as ‘Workers day’ or ‘Labor day’.
International Workers Day 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013, is a “workers” day. It is a worldwide holiday. It is a day to celebrate and march in solidarity for worker rights and immigrant rights. On september 3, 2013 is going to be celebrated for the rights of migrant, jobs at a cost of living wages, peace and ecology; to recognize housing, education and health care as human rights; and to call for the building of a broad coalition to make that a reality, people will going to be gathering in Maritime Heritage Park from 3 to 5:30 p.m. for a rally and march through Bellingham to celebrate our unity in struggle. The rally will be also including local live music and circus performances by the people.
An assembly of UC Santa Cruz students, workers and community members has organized a day of action in harmony with Occupy Wall Street’s, calling for a worldwide general strike and the historical significance of May 1st, International Workers Day. This day event will include rallies, poetry, performance, art, and education around the struggle of the 99% and collective potential for social transformation. The action will begin with a rally at the Quarry Plaza on UCSC campus at 11:30 AM which will conclude in a late afternoon. Community members will join the rally at the post office which will be further entertained by inspiring musical performances on International Workers Day 2012 or Labour Day 2013, a May Day pole, and several local speakers on workers’ rights, immigrants’ rights, and June ballot initiatives.