viernes, 1 de mayo de 2015

May 1: The International Labour Day is celebrated today in honor of the working class for their claims to meet the 8 working hours instead of 14, in May 1st 1886.

May 1 of every year commemorates International Workers' Day

The International Labour Day is a homage paid to the demand of the working class because the 1st of May 1886 over 200,000 workers went to protest in the streets of Chicago, the 2nd most populated city in the United States, to protest non-compliance with the Act Ingersoll (The June 25, 1868, President Andrew Johnson signed the Act establishing the eight-hour working day) and that was not being respected by employers.

On May 1st every year since, the nations of the world celebrate the fruits of this labor movement

After Ingersoll enacted Law, 19 states proceeded to punish with elastic changes between 8 and 14 hours as needed. Therefore, labor organizations called for the fair and equitable mobilization to respect federal law.

The request made to the Government employees was:
"Eight hours for work, eight hours for sleep, and eight hours for the house"

The tabloids called walkers as "Anarchists" and described the movement as "indignant and disrespectful," "lunatic rave unpatriotic" and said it was "the same as asking to be paid a salary without meeting any hour of work ".

The press ignited tempers capitalists and the outcome was fatal, as will the May 4, within three days!

Neither the United States nor Canada International Labor Day is celebrated on May 1st. But covertly, held the first Monday of every September called "Labor Day" with a carnival parade in the city of New York, organized by the Order of the Knights of Labor (Knights of Labor).