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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

May 01

World Labour Day

Guys Lets take day off...Rest is for longer journey...

A Labour Day is an annual holiday celebrated all over the world that resulted from efforts of the labour union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers.

The celebration of Labour Day has its origins in the eight hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. On 21 April 1856 Stonemasons and building workers on building sites around Melbourne, Australia, stopped work and marched from the University of Melbourne to Parliament House to achieve an eight hour day. Their direct action protest was a success, and they are noted as the first organized workers in the world to achieve an eight hour day with no loss of pay, which subsequently inspired the celebration of Labour Day....[wikipedia]
TODAY links...

The History of Labor Day (Dep't of Labor)
: Information on the holiday and its history.
The History of Labor Day, US DOL
Fighting for the 8-hour working day
Labor Day (Wilstar): Gernal history of the holiday of Labor Day.
Labor Day (TheHolidaySpot): Information, history and links relating to Labor Day.
Knights of Labor (U-S-History.com): A brief history on the organization that helped push the inception of Labor Day.
AFL-CIO (official site): Home page of the largest worker's union in the U.S.
Canadian Holidays, Government of Canada
Labour Day in Bulgaria
How Labor Day was Celebrated at San Rafael, California
The Canadian Roots of Labour Day
An anarchist celebration of May Day
How Labour Day was Celebrated in the 13th Century



posted by Webworm, 6:04 AM


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May 1, 2007 at 9:54 AM  
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May 1, 2007 at 10:09 AM  

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