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Huge turnouts expected for Feb. 24 Working People's Day of Action

By staff |
February 17, 2018
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Cherrene Horazuk, president of the Minnesota’s AFSCME Local 3800.
Cherrene Horazuk, president of the Minnesota’s AFSCME Local 3800. (Fight Back! News/staff)

Minneapolis, MN – Trade unions and their supporters are mobilizing for the Feb. 24 Working People's Day of Action. A major outpouring for workers’ rights is expected in cities across the U.S.

Cherrene Horazuk, president of the Minnesota’s AFSCME Local 3800 states, “Our local is calling upon all of our members, their friends, family, and coworkers to attend the Working People's Day of Action on Feb. 24. We are rallying against the billionaires and their thinktanks and their anti-union lackeys in the halls of Congress, in the courts, and in our workplaces that are trying to roll back the gains our unions have made for the working class.”

Horazuk continued, “Unions have fought and won a good quality of life for working people. Our unions have won the pay and benefits that make it possible to care for our families, send our kids to school and retire with dignity. Our unions have won respect and equality in the workplace for all workers, regardless of race, gender, disability, immigrant status. Every benefit and protection that working people have in the workplace is a result of our unions waging fierce fights against the bosses, through standing together in the workplace and in our communities.”

“Big corporations and the wealthy elite are on a mission to destroy our unions and the gains we have won for the working class. Janus is just the latest in a decades-long campaign to weaken the labor movement. But they will never succeed in destroying our movement. As long as the working class is being exploited for the profits our labor creates, our unions will organize and fight back,” Horazuk concluded.

Below are times and locations for some of the protests:

St. Paul, MN: Working People's Day of Action

February 24, 2018 • 10:30 AM

State Capitol Rotunda

75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

St. Paul, MN 55155

 

Chicago, IL: Working People's Day of Action

February 24, 2018 • 12:00 PM

Daley Plaza

50 W Washington St

Chicago, IL 60602

 

Phoenix, AZ: Working People's Day of Action

February 24, 2018 • 10:00 AM

Cesar Chavez Plaza

201 W Washington St.

Phoenix, AZ 85003

 

Houston, TX: Working People's Day of Action

February 24, 2018 • 1:00 PM

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

500 Clay St.

Houston, TX 77002

 

Miami, FL: Working People's Day of Action

February 24, 2018 • 10:30 AM

Bayfront Park

301 Biscayne Blvd

Miami, FL 33132

 

Orlando, FL: Working People's Day of Action

February 24, 2018 • 11:30 AM

Orange County CTA

1020 Webster St.

Orlando, FL 32804​

 

Madison, WI: Working People's Day of Action

February 24, 2018 • 1:00 PM

Capitol Square, Downtown Madison

2 E Main St

Madison, WI 53703

 

Detroit, MI: Working People's Day of Action

February 24, 2018 • 10:30 AM

Northwest Activities Center

18100 Meyers Rd

Detroit, MI 48235

 

Washington, DC: Working People's Day of Action

February 24, 2018 • 10:00 AM

Freedom Plaza

14th St and Pennsylvania Ave

Washington, DC 20004

 

New York, NY: Working People's Day of Action

February 24, 2018 • 11:00 AM

Foley Square

111 Worth Street

New York, NY 10013

 

For other locations or updates go to http://www.itsaboutfreedom.org/