Last Friday, on May Day, thousands of essential workers at large corporations like Amazon, Target, and Instacart went on a one-day strike to protest their unsafe working conditions, low wages, and lack of healthcare benefits and paid sick leave. On today’s episode, we learn more about the strikes and put them in the context of […]
May 1st is International Workers’ Day, the REAL Labor Day. Eight O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing is joined in the studio by Marty Kehrein and Brock Barber–both members of the International Workers of the World–with a history lesson.
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.