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May Day! International Workers' Day

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Workers march

marching for justice

Marching for justice

May Day or International Workers' Rights day is hugely celebrated around the world.  In Rhode Island all workers join together to call for dignity and decent treatment at work, living wages, and preservation of the right to organize the workplace.  We will gather for a rally outside Burger King on Broad St (across from Centeral High School) to call for a living wage for food service workers, then march through the city to the Hilton to call on the owners to stop firing workers who are organizing their fellow workers for decent treatment and living wages.  Next we go to City H

May Day Rallies for Workers, Immigrants' Rights

May Day parades and marches once celebrated the International Labor Day. Today it has become a stage to demand full protection of workers and immigrants, and an economy that works for everyone, not just the elite. AFSC staff around the country took part in many of this year’s events, partnering with immigrant communities and members of the Occupy movement. 

 

Interfaith Service - Postponed due to storm

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 4:00pm - 7:30pm

Due to the storm forecast, the Interfaith Service for Economic Justice, with Rev. Dr. Paul Sherry, is being postponed to February 2, same time, same location. 

"No Jobs Fair" - Day of Action for Jobs

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Take a stand to call atention to the hundreds of good jobs already lost due to state budget cuts, and to hold politicians accountable for trying to destroy collective bargaining rights. 

We Are One Protecting the Middle Class Rally

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 5:30pm

[From Mark Cooper, President of the South Central Iowa Federation of Labor]

Sisters and Brothers and Friends of workers,

The Iowa House and Gov. Branstad are fashioning a "Frankenstein" type budget bill which will include many punitive policies such as changes to collective bargaining, corporate tax cuts, mental health funding, womens' health care issues and many other items.  We must work together to stop this madness.  Please save the following date and pass along to others:

Labor Justice Workshop in Denver

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 5:00pm

2011 Coloradans For Immigrant Rights Monthly Skill Share!  

May Day - International Workers Day

Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 4:00pm - Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 5:00pm

may day

Rally in front of RI state house for freedom, dignity and quality for all.

Rally for dignity, equality and respect for all last year. One child carries the sign "I have a dream..."

International Worker Solidarity Day - join with people from all over RI to celebrate the people who check us out at the grocery store, fix our cars, harvest and prepare our food, clean our buildings,teach our children, care for our elders, do the daily chores of state and city government, fix our roads and bridges, make the tools we use, staff our hospitals.... the people (US!) who make things work.

may day

Rally in front of RI state house for freedom, dignity and quality for all.

Rally for dignity, equality and respect for all last year. One child carries the sign "I have a dream..."

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