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#MayDay before it was hijacked and given a political colour by leftists was a pagan festival which signified the arrival of Spring
Today celebrated as #InternationalWorkersDay or #LabourDay it has deep religious and historical roots : (1/5)
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The origins of #MayDay feativals come from the Roman festival of Floralia where Flora the goddess of flowers and spring is worshipped
6 days long games with theatres, sports were held in her honour.
The celebrations have a history of more than 2000 years throughout Europe. (2/5) ImageImage
#MayDay is also celebrated regionally as Beltaine, Calan Mai and Walpurgis nights even today
Beltaine and Calan Mai signifies the arrival of summer with bonfires, feasting decorating homes with flowers
Walpurgis night is held in honour of St. Walpurga and her cannonisation. (3/5) ImageImage
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1/ As we celebrate #LaborDay an often overlooked facet is the history of the Labor movement and how workers seeking better pay and conditions often were met with fatal force, extradition or arrest. Haymarket Martyrs' Monument
2/ This includes the #GreatRailroadStrike of 1877 in which the National Guard and federal troops were used to suppress the strike and fired into crowds with an estimated 100 deaths nationwide. #LaborDay
3/ The 1886 #BayViewMassacre in Milwaukee in which the state militia opened fire against peaceful demonstrators calling for an 8-hr workday killing 15. #LaborDay
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On this Labor Day, be reminded that we have the 8 hr work day, 40 hr work week, & child labor laws because of the labor movement. #LaborDay
If you're enjoying your long weekend, remember that you have a weekend break from work because of the labor movement. #LaborDay
Workers' compensation, unemployment insurance, pensions, and Social Security? They exist largely due to the labor movement. #LaborDay
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1) A #Laborday list of books that recognize the immense labour that makes communications, digital technologies, and media- culture (and with gratitude to labour of all the social science and humanities researchers who have long been at the forefront of producing this knowledge).
2) some early openings in the field @Ursulahuws @Vmosco @CMckercher @markdeuze @MarkOliverBanks
3) Not doing the "Florida thing" with the cultural and creative industries Andrew Ross @ProfKateOakley @oconnorjustin13 @angelamcrobbie @rmax @markbank @nicole_s_cohen @enda_b
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"#LongCovid is a $3.5 trillion problem," said David Cutler, a professor of economics at Harvard University, "And there are very few 3.5 trillion problems that we know as little as we know about thisโ€

Happy #LaborDay ๐Ÿ™ƒโ€ฆ
โ€œThe newly engaged 26-year-old, who worked long days in finance at a start-up and taught skiing on the weekends, would spend the next several months in a haze on her couch in her Washington, D.C., apartment. Unable to focus, she lost her job.โ€ #LongCovid
โ€œA Census Bureau survey suggests that among people who have been infected, one in five still experience lingering symptoms.โ€ #LongCovid
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Today is about celebrating our wins as #Americaโ€™s #Workers. Thanks to the diligence of #LaborUnions we have #RightsForWorkers Thank You @UAW @NEAToday @AFLCIO @steelworkers @IBEW @UFWupdates @UAPipeTrades @IUBAC @UMAW_ @AlliedPilots @NUHW and more for your fight for us
As you enjoy this #LaborDay2022 know that the #TNGOP is actively trying to dismantle your rights to good paying jobs, paid vacation, holidays, benefits, safe work environments with their push for #Amendment1 they call it #RightToWork, but is actually #CorporateRight to bully
The supporters of this garbage like my opponent Scott Cepicky and our governor Bill Lee are open in their disdain for the workers of Tennessee, they know we lead the nation in low paying wages & that states that embrace the ability for Labor Unions to negotiate have better wages
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This #LaborDay weโ€™re highlighting some lessons in solidarity from Japanese and Mexican Americansโ€™ 100+ years of shared farm labor history. ๐Ÿงตโ€ฆ
While the two groups were on opposing sides in many of these encounters, there were also remarkable instances of unityโ€”like the multiracial union organizing that formed the Japanese-Mexican Labor Association in turn-of-the-century Oxnard, California. Japanese and Mexican worker...
In 1897, East Coast sugar magnates Henry, James, Benjamin, and Robert Oxnard had founded the American Beet Sugar Company and developed acres of fields on land that had, within recent living memory, belonged to Mexico and Chumash Indians. Postcard with a colorized i...
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Today on #LaborDay I want to talk to you about supporting strikes and unions.

People get very personally a fronted when people like therapists, nurses, doctors, and teachers strike. They also get upset and blame these same people when they can't get help.
So the Kaiser Strike
Kaiser mental health workers in California and Hawai'i are on strike because Kaiser has refused to fully staff its clinics forcing clients to wait for care. Kaiser is breaking the law and clinical standards.
Yet people are upset with the workers.
I have seen people complaining about workers "abandoning" their patients.
This is horrible short sided crab in barrel behavior. It is Kaiser who is denying care. Kaiser not properly staffing and crating dangerous environments for workers and clients alike.
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Proud to be marching with @ibew! Happy #LaborDay
Excellent tattoo #wiunion #LaborDay
@AFLCIO president @LizShuler is in the house in Wisconsin! #LaborDay #laborfest #wiunion
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#LaborDay thread on #academic labor.
Renewed @AAUP chapter at #Wesleyan @WesleyanAAUP has compelling hist of fac/admin relations & negotiations ca 1916-2000
--AAUP key but not strongest tool for labor
--instead Junior fac self-org & info sharing
Acc. to this hist, key contexts for #Wesleyanโ€™s AAUP:
-- a rich lib arts college into #highered โ€œexperimentationโ€
-- a โ€œLittle Uniโ€ w/ PhD progs in sciences
-- square circle: low tenure density & high contingency
-- longstanding Junior Faculty Org (JFO) addressed contradiction
@WesleyanAAUP hist notes contradictions in 1915-17 statements of @AAUP prez John #Dewey & co-found Arthur Lovejoy:
profs + trusteees collab on everything to do w/ education (curriculum to budget to donations);
admin there to "implement".
Nonetheless: profs salaried employees.
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On #LaborDay, our nation honors the skill, devotion and solidarity of the hard-working Americans who make up the heart of our economy and the foundation of our countryโ€™s strength. Image
This year, while marking the transformative achievements of Americaโ€™s labor movement throughout our history, we celebrate an organizing wave that is reaching workplaces across the nation โ€“ from coffee shops and warehouses to newsrooms and ballparks.
.@POTUS and Congressional Democrats are proud to fight alongside a burgeoning labor movement as we put #PeopleOverPolitics.

Because we know that the middle class is the backbone of our Democracy โ€“ and the middle class has a union label on it.
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So, you are following the #TrumpRally tweets. Hi. I live here. I work here. I love here in Rural and North East #Pennsylvania. We've knocked on 45k doors since March as @acttogethernepa.
The NY Times just said we are the center of political universe.

We know what do.
We build people power to use people power by endorsing candidates like these leaders who will work so that all Americans have the tools and opportunities to realize their dreams.
Winning #elections is part of the long arc of work we are doing so that we have an #economy that works for all, communities that welcome any and a green Earth for everyone. We also have to rebuild a politics of people, of durable engagement, of forging resilient trust networks.
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Bruce told me he takes the 22 bus daily (1/4)#SanFrancisco Image
Bruce said a group of young ppl threw things at his head on the bus around Chestnut & Fillmore
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Bruce asked the driver to call PD he says he was sucker punched, glasses flew off & he fell to his knees.
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โ€œOne more shot & I would have been brain injuredโ€ (2/4) #SanFrancisco Image
He was let off & crawled/ran to a nearby restaurant which was packed w/customers
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โ€œEveryoneโ€™s got their Labradoodle & Patagonia. Iโ€™m trying to save my butt.โ€
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(Bruce is v. funny & credits meditation.)
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He says the suspects followed & swung at him at the restaurant (3/4)
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It's #LaborDay weekend, and a botnet with stolen profile pics is retweeting various giveaway tweets and pretending to be from Michigan.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
This botnet consists of 11 accounts created in early 2021. All follow far more accounts than they are followed by, and ll but one have their profile location set to somewhere in Michigan (@JacobMassengil's location is simply "USA").
Each account in this botnet tweets via its own custom app with a name consisting of 30 random letters and digits (e.g., @CarlaFreemly tweets via "LcOkMRRPjRblxHlQPo8OnwltoYXFWg"). Most also have older tweets sent via apps that were subsequently removed (the erased******* apps).
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1 - Welcome to #ThreadTalk, #LaborDay edition. Our topic? Mills, Strikes & Textile Labor.

Buckle up, though. There is a distinct lack of dazzle today.

We're meeting the makers & laborers of apparel history--& how they lived & died for their craft. @nataniabarron - September ...
2 - In Asia, & China specifically, silk became one of the first real fabric blockbusters for trade during the Han Dynasty, beginning the Silk Road.
Traditionally, weaving was left to women while men farmed & sold, and this continued as trade grew. Women working silk together...
3 - Francesca Bray puts it simply in "Textile Production & Gender Roles":โ€œThe growth of the textile industry involved new forms of organization of production that made men the skilled workers and marginalized women.โ€

This is by no means unique to China. It's the story of fabric. ImageFigure 1: Women presenting ...
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Today we remember the original Rednecks: 10,000 coal miners who fought a literal army in order to earn better working conditions during the Battle of Blair Mountain 100 years ago.
Here's a little bit of info about the largest armed labor uprising in U.S. history:
These West Virginian miners were diverse members of the working class: white and Black, immigrants and deep-rooted locals. They lived in an oppressive company town where the mining company controlled every aspect of their life, even charging them for their own work tools.
When United Mine Workers began organizing in the area, companies hired private detectives to spread propaganda and intimidate union sympathizers.
Things came to a head when the local sheriff, a supporter of the union miners, was murdered by these agents in broad daylight.
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Today we celebrate the American workerโ€”the entrepreneurs w/ their dreams & the workers w/their skills who built this nation. But itโ€™s troubling to see the disregard we now see for hard work. Almost every business is trying to hire people, but so many donโ€™t want to work. #LaborDay
With @POTUS45 Trump, the US had the strongest economy, some say since Eisenhower, & we had more people working than at any time in our historyโ€”but itโ€™s evaporating. COVID had an impact, but political mismanagement has dealt a debilitating blow.
Repeated stimulus payments & giveaway packages have encouraged people not to go to work. The Republicans seem to know how to get people to work and the Democrats seem to know how to tax your money and give it to people as an incentive not to work.
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We have a nostalgia for factory jobs with good pay, benefits, time-off, safety, but for most of history factory jobs sucked: low pay, no benefits, brutal schedule, dangerous. It is collective bargaining of unions that made these jobs great, not the work itself โ€ฆ
Now that the work has moved to service sector, healthcare, etc we need to bring the fight to these sectors, make the type of jobs that exist, with high demand for workers, great: good pay, benefits, time-off, safe โ€ฆ
Owners of capital have massive bargaining power over workers, they have a lot more information than the workers about the work & more flexibility about who works when, only when workers unite, to bargain collectively can they get their fair shake from the owners โ€ฆ
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"My Socialism: Labor Day Notes on Jodo Shinshu Martyr Takagi Kenmyo"

Takagi Kenmyo's Pure Land conscience was activated when he became Josenji's head monk in 1899, coming into contact with the social and economic suffering of the many burakumin (outcastes) in his congregation. Jodo Shinshu Buddhist monk Takagi Kenmyo wears robes as he s
He campaigned against the oppression of burakumin, women, and the poor, and advocated pacifism rather than the rising imperialist militarism of Japan. In 1910 he was jailed on trumped-up charges and sentenced to death (commuted to life imprisonment). He died in jail in 1914.
The Higashi Otanji branch of Jodo Shinshu, which had experienced over four decades of intense government pressure, abandoned him, but some of his work was preserved and in the post-war period he became an important figure. The denomination restored his status in 1996.
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On this Labor Day, be reminded that we have the 8 hr work day, 40 hr work week, & child labor laws because of the labor movement. #LaborDay
If you're enjoying your long weekend, remember that you have a weekend break from work because of the labor movement. #LaborDay
Workers' compensation, unemployment insurance, pensions, and Social Security? They exist largely due to the labor movement. #LaborDay
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It is #LaborDay in US & Canada.

Recognize the workers who have kept countries open at great risk to themselves - grocery stores , hospitals, sanitation, transportation, delivery, many others. What does the economy do for them?

๐ŸŽฅ @rerutled Match 2020

When regimes & billionaires say โ€œReopen Americaโ€ โ€œReopen xxโ€ etc, always ask:
- whose labour is ignored?
- whose work is appreciated?
- why โ€œessentialโ€ workers are so un/der/valued?

Always say fuck the capitalist patriarchy
๐ŸŽฅ @rerutled #LaborDay

To those who are clamouring to โ€œgo back to normalโ€ and to โ€œreopenโ€ for the sake of an economy that harms those who are most un/der/valued, I say:

Fuck normal.

(Made in May 2020)
๐ŸŽฅ @rerutled #LaborDay #HonorEssentialWorkers

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Labor Notes has compiled 24 #LaborDay songs. Some of the selections are classics; others may surprise you. ๐Ÿงต

May Day, International Workersโ€™ Day, is the original day of celebration of working-class solidarity marked by rallies, fiery speeches, and demonstrations. #Solidarity
1. Lightnin' Hopkins - It's A Sin To Be Rich, It's A Low-Down Shame To Be Poor #LaborDay
2. Gil Scott Heron - Three Miles Down #LaborDay
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BREAKING: Starting Labor Day we will #OccupyCongress till we get housing and good paying jobs for ALL!

Joining the action Monday

๐Ÿ’ช @anyaparampil
๐Ÿ’ช @LeeCamp
๐Ÿ’ช @MaxBlumenthal
๐Ÿ’ช @medeabenjamin
๐Ÿ’ช @nick_brana
๐Ÿ’ช @paulajean2020
๐Ÿ’ช @ZeynabDayโ€ฆ
SCOTUS struck down the eviction moratorium.

Millions are facing eviction again & millions more are losing their unemployment lifeline on #LaborDay. Yet the Dems are on vacation & the steps of Congress are empty.

Now the people are going to finish what the politicians could not.
Weโ€™re taking action on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain, one of the greatest labor uprisings in American history, and the 10th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.
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59.01/ Week fifty-nine, Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2021, thread begins here.

Week 58 thread below.
59.02/ Scoring a run on a balk is such sweet victorious humiliation. Like in NFL when a QB gives up a safety by running out the back of the endzone. Thanks Nationals. #LGM
59.03a/ One year without fans in the stands and they forgot how to act right.

The fans can't be abusive, throw objects, hurl slurs. This we know. But we cheer and boo. That's our job. And if players enjoy the cheering they need to fear the booing as well.
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