Featured speaker: Kaye reflects on 1886 shooting at May Day labor observance
UW-Green Bay Prof. Harvey Kaye was a featured speaker May 1 in Milwaukee at ceremonies commemorating the 125th anniversary of the Bay View Tragedy. About 300 citizens gathered to remember the day when the state militia opened fire on laborers marching on the Bay View Rolling Mills with demands for an eight-hour work day. Seven were killed in Wisconsin’s bloodiest labor conflict. Kaye’s prepared marks, archived here, praise the demonstrators as being part of a noble continuum with their contributions to American democracy and workplace fairness: click here.