May Day 2015 March & Rally to Highlight Income Inequality, Immigrants' Rights, and Low-Wage Worker Campaigns
Labor, Immigrant Rights, Social Justice Groups and More Will Unite to Defend Rights for All
WESTBURY, NY (05/01/2015)(readMedia)-- Media Advisory for Friday, May 1.
NYC May Day 2015. We demand an end to record-breaking levels of economic and social inequality, illustrated by recent Fight for $15, Black Lives Matter, and immigration rights protests around the country.
WHO: The Coalition for Real Jobs, Real Wages, and Real Rights, a coalition of labor union, low-wage workers, community, and workers advocacy groups, uniting for May Day evening of action for workers' rights, immigrants' rights, and the need for the real jobs and wages needed to close the income inequality gap. Rally speakers include:
Arthur Cheliotes, President, CWA Local 1180
Maria Castaneda, Secretary-Treasurer, 1199 SEIU UHWE
Oliver Grey, Associate Director, DC37 AFSCME
George Miranda, President, Teamsters Joint Council 16
Earl Phillips, Secretary-Treasurer, TWU Local 100
LaTonya Crisp-Sauray, Recording Secretary, TWU Local 100
Mike Prohaska, LIUNA Local 79
Edison Severino, LIUNA Local 78
Jose Maldonado, Local 100 HERE
Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, President, New York State Nurses Assn.
Bhairavi Desai, Executive Director, National Taxi Workers Alliance
Lucia Gomez, Executive Director, La Fuente
Kendall Fells, National Director, Fight for $15
Tandia Bakary, Public Advocate, African Services Committee
Linda Sarsour, Arab American Association of New York
Gonzalo Mercado, Central Hospitalidad, Staten Island
Grace Shim, Executive Director MinKwon Center
Andres Muro, Affordable Housing Representative
Venanzi Luna, Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart)
Audrey Sasson, Walmart-Free NYC
Steve Choi, NY Immigration Coalition
TWU Local 100
Make the Road New York
Coalition for Real Jobs, Real Wages, and Real Rights May Day evening of action including low-wage workers from Walmart, the car wash, fast food, home care, airport, and nursing industries.
Walmart workers will stand with bus operators, taxi drivers, horse carriage drivers, construction workers, nurses, and public employees will gather in front of billionaire Walmart owner Alice Walton's Park Avenue and 60th St. home, and then march to Columbus Circle for an evening rally at 58th between 8th and 9th Aves.
|WHEN:||Friday May 01, 2015 at 11:00AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)|
|WHERE:||60th St. & Park Ave
New York, New York
WHERE & WHEN: 4:45pm: Demo at the home of Alice Walton (60th St. and Park), participants will deliver 8ft tall plungers to Walton's home, referencing the firing of more than 2,000 California Walmart workers fired because their store had "plumbing issues." Workers had been fighting to organize.
5:30pm: March down Billionaires' Row (Central Park South)
6:00pm: Rally (58th St., between 8th and 9th Aves)