Tuesday, May 01, 2007

May Day

As many know, May 1st, is marked as a day for the international celebration of labour --except in Canada and the U.S. where certain events back in 1884, were the seminal activities creating this day. The Federation of Organized Trades and Labor in Canada and the United States had set this day back in 1884 as the date on which the eight hour day was to become law. For a good summary of the events leading up to see http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A627662 .

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