It’s May Day. Throughout much of the northern hemisphere, May Day has traditionally been a celebration of spring. But since 1886, May Day has also been a day for celebrating and remembering workers, like those who were striking for an eight-hour workday. And like those who died in Chicago’s Haymarket Massacre on May 4th, 1886. […]
Today, thousands of people joined together for May Day marches across the country. May Day is an annual celebration of labor rights, and this was a focal point of marches throughout the United States and Wisconsin. This year’s marches highlighted the rights and contributions of immigrant workers in particular. Director of the South Central […]
Today is May Day, which to many may bring visions of maypoles, baskets of flowers and dancers. But in everywhere else except the United States, May Day is Labor Day, alternatively known as International Worker’s Day, or the Day of the Martyrs of the Revolution. Ironically, since the holiday is not officially celebrated here, International […]
The May Day gathering of the Oak Apple Morris Dancers is still one of Madison’s best-kept secrets. Every year at dawn, the English folk-dancing troupe partakes in a spring ritual that is older than time itself. Darien Lamen takes us there.
Members of Wisconsin Wave and a half dozen other groups and organizations meet at the station to talk about Earth Day and to relate Earth Day here with May Day Global Climate Convergence events in Wisconsin.
On Wednesday, May 1st, host Tim Hansel talked with long-time labor leader and union member Kenneth Germanson about May 1st celebrations, the rise of the labor movement in the United States, and the Bay View Massacre.