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Alliance Celebrates May Day this Sunday

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May 01, 2022

Alliance Celebrates May Day this Sunday

Sunday, May 1 is International Workers’ Day, also known as May Day, a time to celebrate all workers and the efforts of trade unions and the labor movement. It is also a day of remembrance, since it honors the workers who died during the Haymarket affair bombing in 1886 in Chicago while protesting for an eight-hour workday.

Alliance members across the country will join May Day events. For example, Florida Alliance members will be joining Florida AFL-CIO members for the May Day 2022 Rally and March in downtown Miami to commemorate the occasion. Hundreds of workers in South Florida who have been on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic and are experiencing rising costs of living and rent hikes are expected to march this Sunday. Low-wage earning workers, union workers, and labor organizations will be uniting to demand higher wages, protections on the job, and protections from the housing crisis.

“International Workers’ Day is a chance to highlight and promote the change we need,” said President Roach. “Legislatively, the best thing we can do as a nation in partnership with local action is to urge senators to pass the PRO Act, H.R. 842, which makes it easier to join or form a union. And that means better wages, health care, pensions and retirement security.”

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