“May Day” celebration; march on PO in Baltimore

See: ▶ May Day (05.01.14) in Baltimore – YouTube. Under sunny skies, more than 100 activists gathered at McKeldin Square in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to celebrate “May Day.” After all the speeches at this site, the spirited crowd marched about five blocks east – over to the main post office building on Fayette Street. Organizer…

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The Brief Origins of May Day | Industrial Workers of the World

By Eric Chase – 1993. Most people living in the United States know little about the International Workers’ Day of May Day. For many others there is an assumption that it is a holiday celebrated in state communist countries like Cuba or the former Soviet Union. Most Americans don’t realize that May Day has its…

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Saving Labor From Itself | Jacobin

For union officials, too often “saving the union” means maintaining union dues from a workforce suffering under bad contracts. Excerpt: Early notes that labor insiders, including those at AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, viewed UMW turmoil as proof that “inexperienced” people should never be allowed to run a major union. On the labor left, the shortcomings…

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