International Workers' Day

People march and rally on May Day on May 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by AFP)

May Day; originally a festival marking the first day of summer; an occasion to celebrate the coming of warmth and light. May Day was later chosen as International Workers’ Day, after 1886, when about 300,000 workers in the US stopped working in protest at the poor working conditions.

Every year, this day is marked with parades, strikes, and even violent protests. Millions of workers around the world suffer all forms of exploitation; the effect of “higher profits and lower costs” policy. With declining labor's share of national income, more and more workers are finding themselves trapped in poverty, though a win-win game for both the employer and the employee is not a far-fetched idea.

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