May Day

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Demonstrators gather and prepare to march down Broadway on International Workers Day, or Labor Day, on May 1, 2014 in New York City. The annual global gathering of immigration rights activists, leftists, labor unions and others often results in confrontations with police. The very first Labor Day in America took place on May 1, 1886, as a celebration of the American labor movement and the adoption of the 8-hour work day. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

May Day Activists Rally In Union Square For Workers’ Rights

The rally focused on issues including rights for undocumented immigrants and raising the minimum wage.

05/01/2014

May Day Demonstration (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Heavy Police Presence At Mainly Peaceful NYC May Day Demonstration

Thousands of activists armed with flags, puppets and cow bells took to the city’s streets on Wednesday to rally for immigration reform and labor rights as part of worldwide May Day protests.

05/01/2013

Occupy Wall Street protestors and other groups march on May 1, 2012. (credt: Sonia Rincon, 1010 WINS)

OWS Marks ‘May Day’ With Marches & Protests Across NYC

Approximately 40 arrests were made Tuesday on various charges, including disorderly conduct, blocking traffic and resisting arrests, the NYPD said.

05/01/2012

FILE -- Signs belonging to members of Occupy Wall Street (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

OWS Planning ‘May Day’ Demonstration, Marches Throughout NYC

Occupy Wall Street is urging followers to block traffic at bridges and tunnels to make it hard for people to get to work.

04/30/2012

May Day 2010

NYC Holds May Day Rally For Workers, Immigrants

Thousands of workers and immigrant laborers took to the streets on Sunday to celebrate May Day, demanding rights for those “who toil in the sun” while others pocket the profits.

05/01/2011