The story behind the explosive, deadly labor protest that gave us the eight-hour workday — Fusion


Homicide In Chicago/Northwestern UniversityOn May 4, 1886, the deadly cycle of events that would lead to Americans living with eight hour workdays was set in motion. In the evening hours at Chicago’s Haymarket Square, as a peaceful labor protest was winding down, police ordered the crowd to disperse. A bomb was thrown, the police fired…

melalui The story behind the explosive, deadly labor protest that gave us the eight-hour workday — Fusion

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