What made May 1st special was the broad cross section of Michigan labor and faith leaders who proudly celebrated May Day.
May Day demonstrations here and across the nation today are part of global demonstrations involving tens of millions on every continent.
Unionists and environmentalists face common enemies - in corporate suites and Congress.
Union workers at American Crystal Sugar plants in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa expect to return to work soon now that they approved a contract last Saturday.
Thousands of New York City fast food workers staged a second one-day walkout from their jobs.
City workers gathered in front of City Hall April 2 with a message for City Council members starting to discuss a new two-year budget.
The actions, organized by UMWA, were in support of the union's campaign to save health care for retired miners and win better wages, benefits and working conditions for miners on the job.