BY staff | Tampa, FL | 5/17/15
Over 50 U.S. Postal Service workers and supporters participated in the national day of action here in Tampa, May 14. On May 20, the USPS union members' contract is set to expire. If the contract passes as is, American Postal Workers Union (APWU) members fear it will include more cuts to employee positions and take the only public postal service in the country and hand it to the private corporations.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 5/12/15
Over 150 University of Minnesota frontline workers, faculty and students rallied for raises and respect outside the Board of Regents meeting, on the McNamara Plaza here May 8.
BY Richard Blake | Havana, Cuba | 5/06/15
On May 1, hundreds of thousands of Cuban workers marched through Revolution Square to mark International Workers’ Day. Marchers at the front carried the banner bearing the words of the Cuban Workers Federation (CTC) declaration at their most recent Congress: “United in the construction of socialism.”
BY Ian Decker | Salt Lake City, Utah | 5/06/15
On May 2, more than 100 people rallied in celebration of International Workers Day. The event, put on by the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, drew a large crowd to the steps of the city and county buildings. The people gathered to show solidarity with workers, immigrants, national and international movements.
BY staff | Winston-Salem, NC | 5/06/15
For the eighth consecutive year, hundreds of people are expected to join the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), AFL-CIO for a rally and march at the Reynolds American shareholders meeting on May 7 to demand the company finally act to ensure that their supply chain is free of human rights abuses.
BY staff | Dallas, TX | 5/05/15
Two groups of protesters took to the streets of downtown here on May 1.
BY Fernando Figueroa | Atlanta, GA | 5/05/15
Two dozen activists from Florida and Georgia gathered here, May 2, where panelists gave a presentation about activism and May Day, followed by a group discussion.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 5/05/15
May 1, International Workers’ Day, several thousand marched here in defense of workers and immigrants.
BY staff | Los Angeles, CA | 5/05/15
Undocumented Chicano and Central American students from Roosevelt High School led a militant May 1 march of about 400 people here on International Workers’ Day. The march included members of MEChA, and families, parents, and teachers in Boyle Heights. Viewed by thousands of spectators, youth supported by neighborhood families chanted, “Students support education and immigrant rights.”
BY Fabian Van Onzin | Houston, TX | 5/03/15
There were a number of events here to celebrate International Workers’ Day on May 1.