Things to know about labour day
In late 1800s, many Americans working 12hrs a day six days or seven days a week
Even children, some as young as age five or six, were working in mines, mills and factories
ON may 4 1886
labour protesters and chicago police clased in the infamous haymarket riot, which become a symbol of struggle of worker's rights
Labour Day has its roots in the labour movement, which emerged in the late 19th century as workers began to organize and demand better working conditions, wages, and hours
Oregon was the first U.s state to declare labor day an offical holiday
Today, May Day is an official holiday in 66 countries and unofficially celebrated in many more, but ironically it is rarely recognized in the country where it began, the United States of America.