May Day at 125
Against The Current vol. 152

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/05/2011
Year Published:  2011  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13773

In the spring of 1886 workers at Chicago’s McCormick Harvesting Machine Company struck for the eight-hour workday. They were locked out by the employers, who hired strikebreakers in their place. On May 1 a protest parade was held outside of the plant; two days later police attacked the demonstrators, killing one.

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