* Labor Activist Video calling for Wildcat Strike on May Day:
(Occupy May Day 2012)
If you are involved in your Local Union, contact your fellow laborers about organizing May Day events or participating in them.
If you are not in a union but involved in your local Occupy, see how your Occupy is joining in local annual May Day festivities.
If you are involved in neither but want to get involved in a Local, I recommend you contact the Industrial Workers of the World at http://www.iww.org/.
Pete Seeger singing L’Internationale.
To learn more about May Day and Labor History, visit http://cwcs.ysu.edu/resources/museums to find a Labor Museum or Exhibit in your area. Labor History is important American History.
BEGINNING MAY 1, 2012
NO WORK – NO SCHOOL – NO SHOPPING – NO BANKING – NO TRADING
THE PEOPLE OF THE PLANET WILL TAKE TO THE STREETS
#OLA & #OLB are calling on all Occupations and all Labor Unions to start planning NOW for a Global Strike. The goal is to shut down commerce worldwide and show the 1% we will not be taken for granted, we will not be silenced, WE WILL NOT MOVE until our grievances are redressed.
Every continent, every country, every state, every city will stand up.
Labor and workers are under attack by the 1%. Occupy stands Immigrants and with Labor both organized and not. Unions and union rights are what made our working class strong. Every benefit we have as working people has come from the struggles of organized labor and immigrants fighting for their rights. Now they are trying to destroy our bargaining rights, they want their greedy hands on our pensions. They don’t have enough already? ENOUGH.
A DAY FOR MIGRANT RIGHTS, LABOR RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS.
We demand good jobs and good pay for everyone on the planet. Citizen of the country they work in or not. Outsourcing will no longer be tolerated by the so called “job creators” for cheap labor. All human beings deserve a living wage.
Education, Housing and Healthcare are human rights NOT “entitlements.”
ALL COUNTRIES PARTICIPATING: If you send me translation of this invite in your native language, I will create an event on this page to coincide with the English version. Please send to Tkukreja315@gmail.com
It is obvious we are headed for disaster unless we change course drastically, and we don’t have a lot of time. A project is being discussed internationally in the Occupy movement – Global Strike May 2012. What we are proposing is a continuous strike, a permanent withdrawal from the current system, a signal for all those who feel their work to be meaningless and unsatisfying, to switch to alternative means which are beneficial to the whole community, to support themselves and their families. In order to make this feasible this alternative system needs to be up and running by May 2012. Outrageous! Impossible! I agree with you. Nevertheless it has to happen if we are serious about moving from this morally bankrupt and physically damaging path we are on, to a sustainable system that puts people before profit. Join us on Take the Squares Network https://n-1.cc/pg/groups/1010883/15m-global-strike/. and please pass around to friends and colleagues. Anna@shsh.co.uk
* Speaking of the Take The Square Network – will Occupy May Day go Global?
What are you doing on May 1st, 2012?