EDITOR'S NOTE: The photo shows an International Workers Day parade in Poland. The banner says “peace, work, security.” Members of the crowd are carrying Polish and Ukrainian flags.
FK subhead: Oh wait – you didn’t know it was Labor Day? That’s because the “powers that be” don’t want you to know. Read on to learn more.
By BERRY CRAIG
Workers celebrate today as “International Labor Day” almost everywhere – except in the United States and Canada.
Observed on the first Monday in September in both countries, that holiday is just “Labor Day” stateside and “Labour Day” north of the border.
Explained National Public Radio’s Emma Bowman: “U.S. resistance to celebrate International Labor Day — also called International Workers’ Day — in May stems from a resistance to emboldening worldwide working-class unity, historians say.”