For Immediate Release
Striking Workers Speak Out on Immigration Reform
One week after their Strike for 15, Fast Food and Retail Workers Join Community Leaders for May Day Rally to Deliver a Message: “We Are Worth More”
WHAT: Workers who went on strike last week to Fight for 15 will join community advocates, labor, faith and families in marching to send a clear message to legislators that immigration reform needs to include legalization for the 11 million undocumented immigrants and stop deportations. Historically, May 1st is a day of celebrating worker’s rights and speaking out for justice for immigrants.
Since 2006, Chicago’s annual May Day Rally has highlighted immigrant rights as an important component of the worker’s rights debate. With the introduction of the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill on April 17th, this year’s May Day Rally will highlight immigrant voices and urge legislators to support a comprehensive bill that keeps families together.
WHO: Members of Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago who went on Strike for 15 last week, community members, immigrants, workers, allies, supporters
WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, May 1
*2:00 pm Union Park at Ashland/Lake
3:30 pm Rally at Haymarket on Randolph/DesPlaines
3:00 pm Entertainment starts at Federal Plaza at Jackson/Dearborn
*4:00 pm Rally at Federal Plaza at Jackson / Dearborn
*Members of Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago will participate in the 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. rallies