May Day Rallies around the nation

May Day in New York City

Thousands of people rallied in New York City last year on May Day.

This May Day, working people are rallying across the country to oppose attacks on workers’ rights and immigrant rights. Just as we did on April 4, working people will declare: “Somos Unos—Respeten Nuestros Derechos” or “We Are One—Respect Our Rights.”

Workers’ rights and immigrant rights are connected.  CEO-backed politicians are targeting all working people—including immigrants—with their corporate-sponsored political agenda and continuing power grab. In addition to demanding protection for collective bargaining and other workers’ rights, ralliers will call for comprehensive immigration reform and passage of the DREAM Act, which would provide undocumented young people a pathway to legal residency through higher education or service in the military.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says:

These [May Day] marches are driven by the same spirit of activism and commitment that drives our brothers and sisters in Wisconsin and every other community that is now fighting back against the attacks on working people.

Trumka will speak at a march and rally of about 60,000 people in Milwaukee. Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler will address a crowd in Chicago and Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker will join a mass rally in New York City.

To find out what is happening in your community on May Day or to plan an event, visit http://www.we-r-1.org.

Large rallies are expected in Los Angeles and Chicago.

Post from the AFL-CIO blog.

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2 Responses

  1. It is time for the American working class to have OUR Dream Act. Enforce E-verify nationwide on every employer, jail employers that hire illegal aliens and secure our borders. We do not need comprehensive immigration reform, we let in a million immigrants legally every year, more then any other nation in the world. We need to throw out the leaders of the AFL-CIO, they only give unions a bad name bypandering to illegals.

  2. Disaster Capitalism is in its death throes, a suicide economy. Laborism will be the new economy. Support employee owned companies.

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