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May Day 2013

Make Workplaces Safer With Immigration Reform

Jorge Ramirez | Posted 07.01.2013 | Chicago
Jorge Ramirez

One positive side effect of Congress passing comprehensive immigration reform would be an increase in workplace safety and a reduction in the staggering number of fatalities and injuries suffered by workers on the job in the United States.

On May 1, What Is Right for Immigrants Is Right for Working People

Joyce Shaw | Posted 07.01.2013 | Miami
Joyce Shaw

No one should have to be afraid at work. No one should be afraid to stand up. Not the people who are born here that go to work to support their families or the ones that come here seeking a better life for their families.

Eyewitness Istanbul May Day: Tear Gas Not Tourism

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 07.01.2013 | World
Barry Yourgrau

The ruling-party governor of Istanbul banned May Day demonstrations today at central Taksim Square, the traditional and recently revived site of May Day gatherings.

Immigration Debate Breathes Life Into Rally

AP | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON and ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 07.01.2013 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES — Demonstrators demanded an overhaul of immigration laws Wednesday in an annual, nationwide ritual that carried a special sense of u...

PHOTOS: Low-Paid Workers Rally On May Day

AP | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Thousands of low-paid workers are rallying in the streets on May Day to demand better pay and improved working conditions a...

May Day Protests In Bangladesh Kick Off With Angry Scenes

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.01.2013 | World

Bangladeshi protesters enraged by a deadly factory collapse led rallies across Asia against low wages and poor working conditions on Wednesday, kickin...

Is Occupy Successfully Answering the May Day Call for Help?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 06.29.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Now in its second year of existence and approaching the second "May Day" celebration in which it has participated, Occupy Wall Street has both toned down and ramped up its rhetoric and goals.