Labor rights groups rally across the state for May Day.

The international tradition dates back to the 19th century, when workers had to fight to get weekends off and eight hour work days.

In Syracuse, labor and immigrant organizations came together to fight for stronger rights and improved protections for immigrants and workers alike.

They say May Day is celebrated to highlight how far we've come and what work still needs to be done.

"To point out how important it is that our communities are safe here in the state and in our city, that they have access to driver’s licenses because we think that a license is a labor issue as well,” said New York Immigration Coalition Organizer Fabiola Ortiz Valdez. “And that ICE and Border patrol stop separating families."

The rally also included a number of speakers, live music, and food.