Post Tagged with: "May 1"

Demonstration at Amazon’s offices to protest the company’s cooperation with ICE. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A May Day to Demand Respect for Immigrants

Immigration, Labor, New York May 2, 2019 at 3:03 pm

Immigrant rights, the Census citizenship question and fair wages were at the forefront of issues raised at this year’s May 1 events in New York and Los Angeles, El Diario La Prensa and La Opinión report.

Photo via El Diario

NYC Workers Embrace Immigrants’ Struggle on May Day

Immigration, Labor, New York May 2, 2018 at 5:04 pm

Activists, union leaders and immigrants gathered in several May 1 demonstrations to proclaim that the struggle for workers’ rights is tied to the immigration struggle, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The May 1 demonstration aimed to defend the rights of workers and immigrants. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Inside the Problems That Brought Workers to March on May 1

Labor, New York May 2, 2017 at 9:57 pm

At a meeting with the city’s Office of Labor Policy and Standards, immigrant workers discussed such concerns as job insecurity, ever-lower wages, inhumane treatment and wage theft, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Preparing for "A Day Without Immigrants" on May 1 (Photo via Cosecha New Jersey/Facebook)

Newark Prepares for Big Day without Immigrants March on May 1

Immigration, Metro Area April 28, 2017 at 4:40 pm

New Jersey’s community activists are preparing a big rally in Newark, New Jersey, for the upcoming Day Without Immigrants on May 1, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo by Zaira Cortes via Diario de México)

Workers Laid Off for Joining ‘Day without Immigrants’ Announce Lawsuit

Immigration, Labor, Latino, Long Island April 19, 2017 at 10:07 pm

While 10 Long Island workers fired for participating in the Day Without Immigrants protest are suing their former employers, labor activists help workers avoid being fired if they participate in the next strike, El Diario/La Prensa and Diario de México report.

“Dreamer” Yatziri Tovar at the May Day protest announcement. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Workers and Immigrants Gear Up for May 1 Protests

Immigration, Labor, New York April 4, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Activists and immigrants, including employees of Tom Cat Bakery who are about to lose their job due to a Department of Homeland Security audit, are gearing up for a massive strike and anti-Trump protest on May 1, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Marching through Jackson Heights (Photo from Desis Rising Up & Moving's Twitter page via News India Times)

Bangladeshi Street Vendors in Jackson Heights Speak Up on May Day

Business, Labor, Queens, South Asian May 3, 2016 at 5:14 pm

At a May Day rally in Diversity Plaza, Bangladeshi street vendors railed against the Jackson Heights Bangladeshi Business Association, reports News India Times.

Immigrant workers commemorate International Workers’ Day in Manhattan. (Photo via El Diario)

Immigrant Workers Remember Ecuador and Puerto Rico on May 1

Environment, Immigration, Labor, Latino, Manhattan May 2, 2016 at 5:42 pm

Immigrant groups joined the International Workers’ Day demonstration in Manhattan with demands ranging from the $15 minimum wage to assistance for Puerto Rico and TPS for Ecuadoreans, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A Different Sort of May Day

A Different Sort of May Day

Black, Communities, Labor, Manhattan, Traditions May 4, 2015 at 3:46 pm

The Amsterdam News reports that May Day took on “a new meaning” this year with people at Union Square rallying about the issue of police brutality.

From left to right Michael Yellin, Director of Communications at LRA Consulting, Richie Steier, Editor of the civil-service newspaper "The Chief-Leade, Lenore Friedlaender, of 32BJ SEIU, and Cara Noel the Communications Director at NYC Central Labor Council.

Ethnic and Labor Issues Converge

Featured Posts, Labor, Media May 2, 2014 at 3:38 pm

At a May 1 panel, experts discussed opportunities for historic coverage of city labor issues.

Immigrant activists will use May 1, International Workers' Day, to protest what they see as the short comings of the proposed immigration reform bill, including that it will take 10 years for many to obtain legal residence. (Photo courtesy of Migrant Power Alliance via El Diario La Prensa)

Immigrants Use May Day for Legalization Push

Immigration, Latino April 30, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Thousands of immigrant workers will not only reclaim their rights on May 1, International Workers’ Day, they will also raise their voices in unison to demand fair immigration reform, reports El Diario La Prensa and Asian Journal.