International Workers Day Vocabulary

List of vocabulary items related to International Workers Day (May Day / Labor Day / Labor Day)


The political belief that the state is undesirable, unnecessary and harmful. Anarchism seeks to promote a stateless society, or anarchy (i,e no formal or official organization to society) where people should work freely together.


A person who believes in anarchism

May Day

Also called International Workers Day or simply Labor Day.The first day of May, which is a holiday in many countries. It is a celebration in honor of the workers.


A strong complaint expressing disagreement, disapproval or opposition:

Protests have been made by many workers who would be affected by the new company policy.
Farmers have united in protest against the planned new road

To protest is the verb

They protested against the new manager's decisions


The act of demonstrating as when a group of people march or stand together to show that they disagree with or support something or someone:

The workers are holding a demonstration to protest against the bad working conditions.
An anti-war demonstration in front of the US embassy.


A noisy, violent, and uncontrolled public gathering as by a crowd protesting against another group of people, employer, governments...

Riots erupted in the inner- city when a local young man was shot by police.

To riot is the verb = to take part in a riot:

Workers are rioting in the streets of the capital.

Rioters (noun)

Police and rioters clashed violently.


To refuse to continue working because of an argument with an employer about working conditions, pay levels or job losses:

Workers have the right to strike and join a trade union.
Workers are striking for better wages and improved safety standards

A strike (noun.)

Go on strike

To start a strike


"A radical political movement that advocates bringing industry and government under the control of labor unions" WordNet Search


Also, trades union (British English) or labor union (American English.) An organization that represents the people who work in a particular industry, protects their rights, and discusses their pay and working conditions with employers:

The employer's decisions have been strongly criticized by the trade unions.

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