In about 80 countries around the world, May 1, or May Day, is an official labor holiday, marked by worker demonstrations and rallies.

But you wouldn’t know it in much of the United States, where union membership has fallen to its lowest point in nearly 70 years and

Source:: The Lowdown

May Day Explained (from the Folks Who Brought You the 8-Hour Work Day) 8 March,2017Matthew Green

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Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

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