Labor Day & May Day

glevy at acnet.pratt.edu glevy at acnet.pratt.edu
Sun Sep 10 17:26:19 MDT 1995


Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the issue of Labor Day vs. May Day
in this country in terms of which holiday is celebrated is related to
McCarthyism. In particular, wasn't the government's attacks on
communists and radicals, especially in trade unions (of course, assisted
by anti-communist trade union "leaders"), a major reason for the push
against May Day? That is, wasn't it connected to the anti-communist
hysteria of the 1950's?

Jerry


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