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: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 1180Maria Castaneda, Secretary-Treasurer, 1199 SEIU UHWEOliver Grey, Associate Director, DC37 AFSCMEGeorge Miranda, President, Teamsters Joint Council 16Earl Phillips, Secretary-Treasurer, TWU Local 100LaTonya Crisp-Sauray, Recording Secretary, TWU Local 100Mike Prohaska, LIUNA Local 79Edison Severino, LIUNA Local 78Jose Maldonado, Local 100 HEREJudy Sheridan-Gonzalez, President, New York State Nurses Assn.Bhairavi Desai, Executive Director, National Taxi Workers AllianceLucia Gomez, Executive Director, La FuenteKendall Fells, National Director, Fight for $15Tandia Bakary, Public Advocate, African Services CommitteeLinda Sarsour, Arab American Association of New YorkGonzalo Mercado, Central Hospitalidad, Staten IslandGrace Shim, Executive Director MinKwon CenterAndres Muro, Affordable Housing RepresentativeVenanzi Luna, Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart)Audrey Sasson, Walmart-Free NYCSteve Choi, NY Immigration Coalition32BJ SEIUPSC-CUNYRWDSUTWU Local 100CSEAPEFMake the Road New York
WHAT: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
NOTES: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)

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