May 2008 – Why May Day Matters

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May Day is a truly American holiday.
It began in Chicago in 1886 with the struggle to win an 8-hour day. 

121 years later, many Venetians still do not work only eight hours a day. They work many more hours a day and more than 40 hours a week without extra compensation.

Many others in our community do not have a job or a steady income. Some do not even have a home. And health care is not the human right it should be. 

Thank you Longshore Union for leading the way. The struggle continues.


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