WaPo article on the origins of Labor Day vs. May Day

[points to butterfly] Is this quiet quitting?

«national labor organizers … set May 1, 1886, as a deadline for businesses to grant their workers an eight-hour workday. … That day, somewhere between 300,000 and 500,000 workers struck nationwide.»

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2022/09/05/labor-day-may-grover-cleveland/

And another piece of humor:

«Both May Day and Labor Day were honored in the United States by various labor groups for years, though the former had a reputation for being more political, more radical and less merry than the latter.»

Hmm. More merry or less merry? It’s kind of a dilemma.

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