International Workers’ Day


May 1st, International Workers’ Day, commemorates the historic struggle of working people throughout the world, and is recognized in many countries (66?) but not the United States, Canada, and (*******). This despite the fact that the holiday began in the 1880s in the United States, with the fight for an eight-hour work day.

Update: My apologies to South Africa and Nelson Mandela, who instituted celebration of the day in 1994…hat tip reader Kevin.