Working class across the globe celebrates May Day

On International Workers’ Day, we take a look at the glorious history of labor struggles and key mobilizations across the world over the year as the working class has fought the rampaging virus and predatory capitalism

May 01, 2021 by Peoples Dispatch

Every year, on this day, May 1, communist parties, trade unions and all sections of the working class across the world come together to celebrate this day of struggle and honor all those who have given their lives for the betterment of the working class and its conditions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the celebrations will be a little different. While traditional mass mobilizations will not be possible for public health reasons, the urgency of fighting for workers’ lives and dignity is more central than ever. Find out about the history of this day, and learn about two of the impressive labor struggles we witnessed in the last year.