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Workers Around World Mark May Day With Marches and Rallies Demanding Fair Wages and Workplace Justice

Workers Around World Mark May Day With Marches and Rallies Demanding Fair Wages and Workplace Justice

Julia Conley, staff writer

Workers in countries all over the world joined marches and rallies on Wednesday to mark International Workers' Day, or May Day, with progressive political leaders joining some events and other protests being quashed by law enforcement.

The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) was among the organizations that promoted the international event on social media, tweeting, "A fighting workers' union is the answer" to workplace injustice.

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South Carolina? Who knew???

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Although International Workers’ Day celebrations on May 1 began in the US, that date was rebranded as “Law Day,” at the behest of 1%ers who were nervous about socialist and communist tendencies among the domestic working class. Thus our “Labor Day” was moved to the first Monday in September, lest any further notions of international solidarity take root.

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From the following article:
‘Developments on the eve of May Day reveal the urgent necessity for the global organization and unity of the working class in a common fight against inequality, war, and reaction.’

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So, if I’m seeing this article correctly: most of the world is gathering in the streets but the U.S. is tweeting and face-booking? (Except in S.Carolina)

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From an email I received from the Green Party:

This Wednesday, as we celebrate May Day for the 131st time, the power of working men and women continues to decline. There are a multitude of reasons for the decline, but key is the abandonment of the working class by the Democratic Party.

When the staff of the Green Party decided to unionize in 2017, we “decided to create a revolutionary, self-declared union, affiliated with the Industrial Workers of the World.” The announcement of our decision was met with a standing ovation at the 2017 Annual National Meeting held in Newark, New Jersey.

The Green Party thus became the first national political party in the United States to unionize. The acclaim in Newark and the acceptance of our decision by the Steering Committee shows the commitment of the Green Party to becoming the voice of the working man and woman in our country.

In Solidarity,

David Doonan,
Green Party of the United States Shop Steward
IWW Industrial Union #560
x362288

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May Day, June Day, Sunday… does it matter? Nope! These Rallies are total bullshit. The day after, everything is forgotten with nothing accomplished. I’ll go to Taco Hell instead. At least that will produce something while I’m on the toilet.

I remember in the socialist paradise where i grew up May Day was big deal. May first and second were holidays, not that anyone worked at other times anyway. The day before you might find meat, butter and sugar in the stores. Even some exotic fruits if you were lucky, like oranges or bananas.

After the mandatory, workers parade in the morning everyone was getting hammered . I guess that’s why May 02 was off to recover from the hangover.

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Controlled chaos. Sounds like a good plan.

Of course. We are so apathetic in this country, and collectively addicted to cars, gadgets, food, TV etc.

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