- Posted April 30, 2014 by
May 1st Day at the Haymarket Monument
Corner of Randolph Street & DesPlaines Avenue in Chicago
Program begins at 3:00 p.m.
March kicks off at 3:45 p.m.
May Day 2014, an event celebrated around the world as International Workers’ Day, will be celebrated on Thursday, May 1 at the Haymarket Monument. Join the Illinois Labor History Society, the Chicago Federation of Labor and Chicago Jobs with Justice to celebrate this important day in solidarity with workers from around the world and to march for workers’ rights.
Throughout history, labor has fought for the rights of workers and their families. This year marks the 125th anniversary of the first celebrated International Workers Day, commemorating the events that took place in Chicago in May 1886. To honor this milestone, members of the French General Confederation of Labor will place a commemorative plaque on the Haymarket Memorial. In addition to this display, there will be a speaker from the Chicago Federation of Labor, the Illinois Labor History Society, the Fight for Fifteen and a family fighting deportation.
After the ceremony, we will march for Immigration Justice. The march will conclude at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office at Clark & Congress.