Saturday, September 04, 2010

September 4 - International Fight the Power Day

In September 1892, union workers in New York City took an unpaid day off and marched around Union Square in support of the Labor Day holiday. Protests against President Cleveland's harsh methods made the appeasement of the nation's workers a top political priority. In the immediate wake of the strike, legislation was rushed unanimously through both houses of Congress, and the bill arrived on President Cleveland's desk just six days after his troops had broken the Pullman strike.

1894 was an election year. President Cleveland seized the chance at conciliation, and Labor Day was born. He was not reelected.

So what we all can do to honor this day is to protest against the man's harsh methods. Strike against unfair labor practices.

I Want You To Fight the Power !


1 comment:

Sparky Duck said...

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