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
Join us on International Workers' Day, May 1, as we rally in solidarity with all working class people across the world! May Day is the day for us to come together and join arms to lift up workers struggles across race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity and nationality.
Meet at the Central High School Parking lot at 3:30, and march with us to the State House. We expect to arrive at the state house at 5pm.
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.
Protesters stand in silent witness on Elm Street, Greensboro.
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AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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