May 1st

A History of May Day: The Struggle for the Eight-Hour Day and Popular Power

By Black Rose/Rosa Negra Burlington   When the industrial age began, working people had no protection against exploitation by their employers. Ten, twelve, and even 14-hour days were common, and a six-day week was the standard. Economists at the time stated that it was a matter of nature that wages would tend towards the bare […]

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