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Jewish RadicalsA Documentary History$
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Tony Michels

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814757437

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.001.0001

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The Meaning of Labor Day (1921)

The Meaning of Labor Day (1921)

(p.124) 18 The Meaning of Labor Day (1921)
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This chapter presents an essay from Justice, the English-language newspaper of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU), urging members to celebrate Labor Day. Traditionally, the ILGWU's leaders as socialists had considered May Day as the day of international workers' solidarity. Labor Day as celebrated by the American labor movement is considered wanting, however, the chapter emphasizes that despite its more recent lukewarm applications in mainstream society, Labor Day can still be celebrated based on its original purpose. Furthermore, the chapter encourages its members to go even further—by organizing demonstrations, assemblies, and similar during this year's Labor Day and the succeeding ones, in order to celebrate organized labor and denounce exploitations of labor.

Keywords:   Justice, ILGWU, Labor Day, May Day, organized labor, workers' solidarity

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