Week of Action & Solidarity - Workers in Oregon, WA, and BC, Canada Rally for Worker Rights
Mark your calendars. And please join us. In response to increasing attacks against state workers, and workers generally, by unfettered corporations and/or legislators. April 2nd marks the beginning of a week of actions. Schedule below.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2 -- 2 p.m. atPeace Arch Parkin Blaine -- This international rally will bring together unionists, students, activists fromCanada,Washington StateandOregonto extend hands across the border in solidarity with all workers. This event will be co-sponsored by theBritish Columbia Federation of Labour; theWashington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO; and theOregon AFL-CIO. Please email Lori Province from the WSLC about mobilization efforts. MONDAY, APRIL 4 -- 5:30 - 7 p.m. at MLK Memorial Park inSeattle-- The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, at 6:01 p.m. in Memphis, Tenn., where he was standing with sanitation workers demanding their dream of a better life. Today, the right to bargain collectively for a voice at work and a middle-class life are under attack as never before. Join in this National Call to Action on April 4 and stand with other civil andhuman rights activists, union members and supporters, Latinos, Asians and immigrants, religious supporters, environmental, student and women's groups -- as we stand together across the country against a political agenda that is attacking working families, their human rights and their dignity. This event, sponsored by theCommunications Workers of America, will be at2200 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Seattle. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 -- 12pm/Capitol -- Washington Community Action Network will bring hundreds of community activists and students to Olympia in an attempt to find the sacrifices that theLegislaturewill make the bankers and billionaires pay to get us out of the economic crisis. Contact:email@example.com THURSDAY, APRIL 7 -- Time/precise location TBA -- Health care unions, led by SEIU District 1199NW, will mobilize health care workers in Olympia to demand that the Legislature fix the deficit problems and to look into the faces of the victims. FRIDAY, APRIL 8 -- Noon at theCapitol Steps, OLYMPIA -- This is the big one! All union members and supporters of public employees and quality state services will rally in Olympia to demand answers on how the Legislature will share the sacrifice by extracting a price from the bankers, billionaires and CEOs that got us into this mess, and how will they create jobs. In our state we will not allow workers' rights to be stripped away!