May Day is still a celebration of workers. Labor unions organize a parade and speeches delivered by union and political officials celebrating labor and value of the unity of workers. Our Labor Day has became "the last holiday before fall" or "picnic day" or "party hearty day!" It is this sort of commitment to workers that has led to a very sizable (in relative terms--there are only about 5.5 million Finns, remember) and strong middle class in Finland. It is interesting to me that labor in the US is under constant attack by both corporations AND many state governments; the federal government is no advocate--Mr. Obama's supposed commitment to labor is without evidence. So, on May Day, Wednesday, May 1, join your union if one exists for you to join.