Karl Marx on the struggle for a shorter workday
This year marks the 130th anniversary of the May 4, 1886, rally at Haymarket Square in Chicago, called to protest a police riot the day before. Many people know the story of the anarchists and socialists framed up and executed or sentenced to life in prison for the explosion of a bomb at that May 4 demonstration. The Haymarket martyrs were pioneers of the movement for the eight-hour day. But even pioneers have a back story.