Industrial Workers of the World - Northeast Pennsylvania

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Join the NEPA IWW This May Day!

The Northeast Pennsylvania IWW will be celebrating May Day with a march in downtown Scranton. We will be leading the march around downtown Scranton, visiting important sites in local labor history.

When and Where?

The march will start at 1:00 PM on May 1st at the Scranton Iron Furnaces on Cedar Ave and end at the John Mitchell statue on Courthouse Square with a few stops (approx 0.4 miles one way). We will be holding festive signs and banners supporting workers’ rights. Afterward, there will be snacks and refreshments.

Why May Day?

On May 1st, 1886, more than 300,000 workers in 13,000 businesses across the United States walked off their jobs on strike demanding shorter hours and the eight hour day. After company police shot into crowds of unarmed strikers in Chicago and workers retaliated, eight labor organizers were arrested and four were convicted and executed, known as the Haymarket Martyrs. Each year, millions of workers around the world celebrate May Day as the real labor day.

Feel free to download and distribute our fliers (PDF) for the event to friends, family, and co-workers!