May Day protesters demand stronger union laws, spotlight union-busting


New York City saw several rallies on Saturday as part of the commemoration of International Workers Day, bringing attention to the labor movement and demanding greater unionization rights.

Also known as May Day, the unofficial holiday was first created to honor the workers killed or injured in the Haymarket Riots in Chicago, a pivotal moment in the American labor movement in which workers protested for an eight-hour work day. 

At noon on this May 1, a coalition of labor union allies, including Laundry Workers Center, met in lower Manhattan and marched to the residence of Sergey Patrikeev in Chinatown.