Labor Day, Chicago

from the Chicago Federation of Labor:

On May 1, 2008, organized labor will once again reclaim May Day in Chicago.  Around the world May Day is widely celebrated International Labor Day, except here in the United States where it was founded.  This year the Chicago Federation of Labor and Illinois Labor History Society, together with other labor and community organizations, have organized a ceremony at the Haymarket monument, located on Des Plaines Avenue between Lake and Randolph Streets in Chicago, at 10:00am. 

 A plaque dedicated by the Chicago Federation of Labor to the Haymarket monument will be unveiled at the ceremony. This plaque represents an important landmark for all working people in the Chicago area since it will be embedded in one of the most important labor monuments in the world.

Later that afternoon, with the participation of a number of labor organizations, a march will pass through downtown Chicago from Union Park to Federal Plaza, to call for better rights for immigrant workers and for ALL workers in the U.S.

 

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