May Day

Labor Day in the 1910s

'Holiday for labor' an early tradition in Detroit

Parades, rallies and picnics popular from the 19th century as unions sought support, pushed for workers’ rights By Bill Loomis / Special to The Detroit News In Detroit the earliest versions of a “holiday for labor” can be traced back to before the Civil War, when joining labor unions and agitating could be dangerous for … Continue Reading →