MAY DAY 2012! STOP THE CUTS TO EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES! SUSTAINABLE JOBS FOR ALL!
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Dear Brothers and Sisters,
May 1st, 2012. Never has there been a more important time for workers to stand together, and stand up for their rights. From shameless union-busting, to attacks on pensions, to demonization of teachers, to the scapegoating of immigrants, the 1% is seeking to weaken and divide the 99% to make us pay for their economic crisis and failing system.
This Mayday will be a show of the strength of the working class--the union rank and file, unorganized workers, unemployed workers, immigrant and migrant workers, workers with disabilities, excluded workers, LGBT workers, and all other sections of the majority voice of the 99%. May 1st will allow us to reclaim our power--the power that drives the economy --AND-- the power that can shut it down. This May 1st will be a crucial step in re-building International Workers Day and the spirit of solidarity and struggle.
Immigrant workers have played an important role in re-building the labor movement in the U.S. in the last few years. They have revitalized sectors of the union movement and organized and participated in the strikes and mass marches of 2006 that touched off a national movement for immigrant rights and labor rights. Through their actions, they have also revived May Day--International Workers Day--as a holiday once again celebrated in the United States, the place where it began.
Today, the renewed struggle for the revitalization of the labor movement has been given a boost through unity with the Occupy Wall Street Movement. By identifying the common interests of the 99% against the 1%, there is potential for uniting the whole working class against injustice, inequality, discrimination--all maintained for the sake of increasing profits for the 1%.
Announce in your union! Tell your co-workers! Bring your compañeras y compañeros!
PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS: OSD LABOR SOLIDARITY COMMITTEE, SEIU-USWW/JUSTICE FOR JANITORS, UNION DEL BARRIO, OCCUPY SAN DIEGO, TEAMSTERS, UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS (UFCW), SAN DIEGO EDUCAITON ASSOCIATION, SAN DIEGO LABOR COUNCIL, UNITE HERE, ACCE, ANAKBAYA/DOMESTIC WORKERS CAMPAIGN, UNITED DOMESTIC WORKERS (UDW), UNITED TAXI WORKERS, SAN DIEGO ALLIANCE FOR MARRAGE EQUALITY (SAME), INTERNATIONAL SOCIALIST ORGANIZATION (ISO), AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS (AFT), EMPLOYEE RIGHTS CENTER (ERC), CENTER OF POLICY INITIATIVE, CANVASS FOR A CAUSE, PARTY FOR SOCIALISM AND LIBERATION, STUDENTS AND FACULTY FROM: SDSU, USD, CITY COLLEGE, PALOMAR COLLEGE, UCSD, INVASORA 99.7 FMAND MORE!! BECOME A PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATION TODAY!
TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG!!WORKERS TAKE TO THE STREETS
STUDENTS TAKE TO THE STREETS
IMMIGRANTS TAKE TO THE STREETS Facebook Event Page Tweeet May Day! Forward to a Friend MAY DAY EVENTS
City College Rally
Short rally and march from City College to Civic Center to kick off the May Day festivities.
Rally at Civic Center PlazaTake the streets and march with hundreds of your fellow workers, stopping to rally at strategic locations to draw greater focus on our collective struggles. Foreclosures, Discrimination, Exploitation, Deportation, Medi-cal Cuts, and more. March will start at Civic Center and end at proposed Walmart site in Sherman Heights.
Occupy San Diego Events at Civic Center
Eat, talk and connect with other activists while enjoying your well deserved day off.
SDEA Rally at Roosevelt Middle and March to Board Meeting
Stand with school teachers, parents and students protesting the 1655 lay offs issued to SD educators, followed by the SD Board Meeting to contest the layoffs!
4pm - 6pm
OSD Labor Solidarity Rally at Civic Center and March to Chicano Park
Hear from organized and unorganized private and public sector workers, students and excluded workers including migrant workers, unemployed workers, LGBT workers, workers with diabilities and all other workers who represent the 99%.
5:30pm Chicano Park Festival
We'll be bringing it back to the neighborhoods to celebrate workers by mobilizing to Historic Chicano Park to rally with Union del Barrio!
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ORGANIZEOrganize Your Workplace, Campus, or Community: If you're a unionized worker, encourage your union to support the General Strike. Whether your workplace is union or not, you can encourage co-workers to take a sick day on May 1st. If you can't afford to lose out on pay, that's okay - there will be plenty of celebrations, marches, and direct actions throughout all hours of the day. Invite your community to attend. If you're a student at a high school or college, spread the word to walk-out of class on May 1st. If you're not a worker or student, organize your friends! PRINT FLYERSMass Canvassing: Divide up the city by neighborhood and go door to door. Or find locations with heavy foot traffic of a broad-swath of the 99%.
Spread On Social Media: Follow #M1GS, @OWSMayDay, @OccupyM1, and @OccupyGenStrike on Twitter. Also be sure to RSVP on Facebook. Try to get this event posted on as many online sites as possible and make sure to invite all your friends, retweet and share announcements. How to Help: 1. Ask your union or organization to endorse and contribute to the days events.
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2. Make signs and spread the word whenever you can. If you're in a union, campus or community organization bring your banners on May Day to show our broad representation!
3. Come out and help plan!
All Are Welcome! Bring Your Energy and Talent!
Occupy SD Labor Solidarity Organizaing Meetings:
Saturday, April 21st and 28t, 12:30 p.m.
Freedom Plaza/Civic Center, 1100 3rd Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 Share on Twitter | Facebook Event Page | Forward to a Friend
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