Monday, September 01, 2014

Great day in the history of the labor movement: The 1970 New York City Hard Hat Riot

The American labor movement wasn't always dominated by leftists. For instance, on May 8, 1970, the New York State AFL-CIO mobilized dozens of construction workers who attacked and routed five times as many hippie anti-war protesters in lower Manhattan in what became known as the Hard Hat Riot.

Many of the patriotic union members held signs that proclaimed, "America, love it or leave it." That's a timeless message.

And that was a great day for the United States.

Happy Labor Day and God Bless America!

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