How much do
you know about May Day?
May Day originated from:
A pagan spring festival
Unions in New York City
A government-issued edict
The observance of May Day around the world changed after May protests in which city and year?
Paris, France, 1848
Chicago, Illinois, 1886
Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1912
New York, New York, 1917
What was the central issue that motivated protests for workers’ rights near May Day?
End to child labor
Overtime wages
Better health benefits
Eight-hour workday
In the United States, the most common commemoration of workers occurs on:
May Day, May 1
Labor Day, the first Monday in September
Memorial Day, the last Monday in May
No designated date
Today, May Day in New York City is observed by:
Immigrant rights advocates
Organized labor
All of the above
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