• BreakThrough Staff

U.S. Union Leaders Murdered Fighting for an 8-Hour Day: The Origins of May Day



International Workers’ Day, or May Day, is Sunday, May 1. But many U.S. residents don’t know the rich history of this workers’ holiday here in the United States.


Toni Gilpin, labor historian, activist, and writer, including author of “The Long Deep Grudge: A Story of Big Capital, Radical Labor, and Class War in the American Heartland” describes the role the United States has played.