Workers will strike on International Worker's Day to protest worsening conditions across the country
The Food Chain Workers Alliance in conjunction with the Service Employees International Union United Service Workers West have announced plans for a day of no work, school, or shopping on May 1st, International Workers Day. The coalition of farmworkers, cooks, servers and food manufacturers will join janitors, airport workers, and others in Los Angeles based union SEIU-USWW to stand up against immigrant raids, the violation of indigenous people’s rights, attacks on worker’s rights, the racist justice system, violence against trans people, Trump’s “Muslim ban”, and environmental destruction.
“My co-workers and I had to make a choice: wait around for Trump to disrupt our livelihoods and families, or stand united to fight,” said a member of Brandworkers, a center for local food manufacturing workers that is helping organize the strike. “We chose to struggle until the end because it’s better to have a chance at justice than suffer guaranteed misery.”
By choosing May 1st, strikers will help commemorate the deaths of George Engel, Adolph Fischer, Albert Parsons, August Spies, and Louis Ling who were murdered by the city of Chicago during the fight for the eight-hour work day.
You can find out more and donate to a worker's strike fund by visiting may1strike.org
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