Feb 18: First May Day planning meeting
This is the 10th Anniversary of re-claiming May Day, a day that symbolizes the courage & struggle of workers, a day of International Solidarity for workers’ rights.
The May 1st Coalition calls on all our allies, new movements, community organizations, grass roots organizations, faith-based groups, unions, and individuals to join us for the first planning meeting for May Day 2015 on Wednesday, February 18.
We will build this May Day at a time when there is a powerful new upsurge of militancy nationwide. Young women and men are leading this movement with powerful courage and resolve. They are spiriting the struggle against police killings of Black and Latino young men, women and children. They are organizing fast food and low-wage workers; they are fighting against the destruction of public education; for affordable housing and against chronic unemployment.
The battle for legalization of immigrants continues the struggle against the massive deportations; two million since Obama took office. Thousands of women and unaccompanied children are arriving creating a terrible crisis of family separation. Opposition to private prisons for immigrants and mass incarceration of youth of color is growing.
This year the May First Coalition for Worker and immigrant Rights must recognize that: POLICIES AND PRACTICES ARE BEING PUT INTO PLACE BY the NYC Mayor and Police commissioner to STOP ANY AND ALL OF US FROM EXERCISING OUR RIGHTS TO ASSEMBLE, PROTEST AND ORGANIZE.
2015 may be the most important May Day we have faced in the past 10 years. Be there Wednesday, February 18, 2015. RSVP by responding to firstname.lastname@example.org by Mon. Feb. 16.
WED ►FEB 18 @ 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Local 808 IBT (International Brotherhood of Teamsters)
22-43 Jackson Avenue, lower level
Long Island City, NY 11101