Most Americans don't realize that May Day has its origins here in this country and is "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labor from and after May 1. We examine the history of May Day and ask what kind of protests and trade unionists chose May 1 to become International Workers ' Day. Today is May 1, International Labour Day --yes, not what the Americans call Labor Day at all--so when's the day we all celebrate international.
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In the United States , it is symbolic of past labour struggles against a host of workers' rights violations, including lengthy work days and weeks, poor conditions and child labour. Australia Bangladesh Brazil Canada Estonia Hong Kong India Iran Netherlands New Zealand Pakistan Tunisia United Kingdom United States. It is traditionally a day of marches, speeches and parties organized by labour unions , leftist political parties and feminist and anti-racist organizations to voice political concerns and celebrate solidarity. The Minister for Labour and occasionally the President address the workers. In the early post-Soviet period the holiday turned into massive political gatherings of supporters of radically minded politicians. Origins of May Day 0: