May 1 rally for International Workers Day in Augusta


Please pass along to others in your group or area. This is the event that will be taking place on Sunday in Augusta, and many other events will happen around the country on May 1:


May 1st Int’l Workers’ Day Rally

RALLY May 1st Int’l Workers Day at Augusta Maine’s Capitol Park Noon – 5 pm. Gather to tell the Governor and the State House that Workers Rights are Important in Maine. We do not want “training” wages and changes to child labor laws. All employees deserve a fair wage, a safe work environment and to be treated with dignity. Come and bring a sign to show your support.

For more information, contact Chris McKinnon:

 
On Apr 28, 2011, at 10:12 AM, Christopher McKinnon wrote:


A few of us would like to join the May Day rally at Capitol park Augusta this Sunday starting at 12PM.  Does anyone have information about exact time and place, etc.. Thanks, Chris
 
 
 
May Day Rallies Will Support Workers’ and Immigrant Rights

Workers’ rights and immigrant rights [2] 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 [3]and passage of the DREAM Act [4], 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 www.we-r-1.org [5].    

Here are some other major rallies planned for May Day:

  • In Boston, thousands will participate in a march that draws on the global fight for workers’ rights with the theme of  “From Cairo to Wisconsin to Massachusetts Defend All Workers’ Rights.” 
  • In Houston, the local chapter of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is joining with Houston United in a huge rally for workers’ rights and immigrant rights.
  • In Buffalo, N.Y., working people and immigrants will march 2.1 miles from the east side of the city to the west side of buffalo for a rally to protest the threat to close a community health clinic that supports the growing Latino community.

Article printed from AFL-CIO NOW BLOG: http://blog.aflcio.org

URL to article: http://blog.aflcio.org/2011/04/27/may-day-rallies-will-support-workers-and-immigrant-rights/

URLs in this post:

[1] April 4: http://blog.aflcio.org/2011/04/04/from-coast-to-coast-we-are-one/

[2] immigrant rights: http://www.aflcio.org/issues/civilrights/immigration

[3] immigration reform : http://www.aflcio.org/issues/civilrights/immigration/

[4] DREAM Act: http://blog.aflcio.org/2010/03/22/immigrant-students-deserve-a-dream/

[5] www.we-r-1.org: http://www.we-r-1.org/

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