WCP: May Day 2020: Workers in the Pandemic Time
April 27th, 2020
In most years, workers around the world celebrate May Day with marches, usually led by labor unions and the political parties and allies that support them. But as Wade Rathke writes in this week’s Working-Class Perspectives, May Day 2020 probably won’t be remembered for marches but for the struggle and sacrifice of workers, many newly understood to be essential, others newly unemployed. The fragility of work in an unequal global economy has been laid bare in this season of the pandemic, but workers are also organizing and winning both greater respect and, in some cases, better treatment.