My step-dad explained to me what Labor Day as a national holiday was really meant to signify: the 8 hour day, safe working conditions and decent pay.
The Communist Party USA salutes the working people of all nations on this May Day, International Workers' Day.
"Her leadership, strength and wisdom contributed to CLUW's growth and will inspire young leaders in the future."
Nowhere is the romance of the Industrial Workers of the World more beautifully told than in the life and songs of its greatest troubadour, Joe Hill.
Joe Hill was a talented singer and songwriter. He's remembered as a renowned troubadour of labor, and toured the country helping to organize workers.
The best scene in the new British film, "Made in Dagenham," comes when a reporter asks Mrs O'Grady how her band of strikers will be able to cope. "We're women!" she explains pointedly.