BBQ Social Event – May 2nd May Day Celebrations on Campus Celebrating Faculty and CUPE

In light of the upcoming province-wide May Day events celebrating the achievements of labour organizations, the Faculty Association and CUPE have organized a BBQ to be held on May 2nd  from 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm at the NUGGS event space (Farmer’s Market location, indoor and outdoor, rain or shine) for our members, and we are hoping this will become an annual event.  Come on out and join us – free food!

BBQ Social Event – May 2nd May Day Celebrations on Campus Celebrating Faculty and CUPE

In light of the upcoming province-wide May Day events celebrating the achievements of labour organizations, the Faculty Association and CUPE have organized a BBQ to be held on May 2nd  from 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm at the NUGGS event space (Farmer’s Market location, indoor and outdoor, rain or shine) for our members, and we are hoping this will become an annual event.  Come on out and join us – free food!

CUPE FA SOLIDARITY BBQ 2016 poster 5

Bring your favorite stories, songs, haiku and limericks!

May 1st – International Workers’ Day. What it is all about

Every year workers around the world celebrate International Workers’ Day on May 1st. We recognize this day in solidarity with millions of workers around the world. We commemorate the struggle for an eight-hour workday and the historic struggles of workers who have gone before us.

In 1884, a law was passed in the US declaring that as of May 1, 1886, an eight-hour workday would be the full and legal workday for all US workers. The owners and employers refused to recognize this law and on May 1st workers across the country took to the streets in a general strike. Hundreds of thousands participated.

In what would later be called the Haymarket riots, police opened fire on striking workers in Chicago killing several workers and wounding untold numbers.  Workers across the nation mobilized against the government and its police brutality.

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