Studs on Haymarket: “Those four guys were hanged for you!”

Today we honor the 130th anniversary of the Haymarket Affair, an important moment in labor history andĀ the origin event to May Day, orĀ International Workers’ Day. This event celebrated annually around the world actually has its roots in Chicago. Starting May 1, 1886, labor unions across the United States began a general strike in support of the 8-hour workday. On May 3, police in Chicago shot into a crowd and killed several workers striking at the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company Plant. … Continue reading