Workers rights

Learn about the importance of workers' rights and how they protect employees. Discover key information and resources to ensure fair treatment and a safe working environment.
May Day & why unions are important for health & wellbeing. "When workers went on strike at a factory in Chicago on May 3, 1886, police fired into the peacefully assembled crowd, killing four and wounding many others...." Source:  http://jdeanicite.typepad.com/i_cite/2012/04/may-day.html 8 Hour Work Day, Basson, International Workers Day, Protest Art, Protest Posters, Labor Union, Happy May, May Days, Workers Rights

Background to May Day: In 1884, unions declared that eight hours would constitute a legal day’s work from and after May 1, 1886. When workers went on strike at a factory in Chicago on May 3, 1886, police fired into the peacefully assembled crowd, killing four and wounding many others. The workers movement called for a mass rally the next day in Haymarket Square to protest this brutality. The rallyproceeded peacefully until the end when 180 police officers entered the square and ordered the…

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