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CUTTING by george murphy
CUTTING by george murphy

May Day, 1886

Resolved by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions the United States and Canada, that eight hours shall constitute legal day’s labor from May First,1886, and that we recommend to labor organizations throughout their jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named.
[The 8-hour movement culminated in strikes all over the country on May First, 1886, which in Chicago developed into what is known as the Haymarket Affair]

The Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions of the United States and Canada, later known under the abbreviated name, American Federation of Labor

May Day, 2012

Occupy May Day, Solidarity Lunch, on May 1, 2012
from 12 noon – 2 pm

Local 153 OPEIU (Academic and Administrative Support Staff) is inviting Pratt faculty, staff and students to join us in Solidarity with the “Day Without the 99%”

Wear Red (for May Day) and or Black (for OWS) Brown Bag Your Lunch (OWS is calling for “no shopping” on May Day) and break bread together by the Cannon [Brooklyn campus].

Local 153 OPEIU


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