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May Day March & Speak Out

May 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm UTC+0

Join up with workers who are organizing against racism and sexism in hiring and on the job, unsafe worksites, and the abuse of at-will employees. Meet and support San Francisco city workers, teachers, and other Bay Area public and private sector employees, who are fighting to improve their working conditions.

Protest the City’s anti-worker and pro-privatization agenda that is fueling the direct gentrification in our communities. Share your experience and ideas on how to fight back against bigoted bosses, impunity, harassment, and abusive negligent management. Stand up against hostile and unsafe workplaces which can affect everything from the ability to provide vital services to the quality of the water we drink.

May Day Action:

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

4:00 to 5:00 pm — Opening Rally & March starting at Embarcadero Plaza (Market St. & Steuart St.)

5:00 to 6:30 pm — Rally & Speak Out at Civic Center Plaza (across from City Hall).

Our demands:

• Accountability and an end to racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, hiring practices!

• End the mistreatment of workers; unsafe working conditions, and at-will (temporary status) employment, which is being used discriminatorily and exploitatively, especially against women, people of color, and immigrants!

• Keep our public utilities and services public! More permanent civil service positions and quotas for how they are filled!

• Stop privatization of public resources and jobs!

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Michael James Chapman, Community Organizer
Freedom Socialist Party – San Francisco

Members of SEIU Local 1021:
Brenda Barros, SF General Hospital chapter president, member of Erase Racism; Raina Johnson, Museum Civil Service Chapter; Harold Powell, San Francisco Industry Chair; Alyssa Jones-Garner, Laguna Honda Chapter & SF Labor Council Delegate; Nicole Christian; Vicki McGuire, Human Services Agency; Bonnie Carlson, HSA-SFDAAS, Rafael Picazo, SFUSD Chapter President.

Members of AFSCME 3299, UC Hastings:
Nancy Reiko Kato; Laurel Rus; Amy Chase; Katey Mason; Cecilia Moreira

Strength in Numbers @ SF Water Dept.:
Amy Gray-Schlink, United Association Local 38, Plumbers & Pipefitters

Members of AFT 2121, UC-AFT, & SF Labor Council Delegates:
Robert Price; Allan Fisher, AFT 2121 & SF Labor Council Delegate; Rodger Scott, AFT 2121 & SF Labor Council Delegate; Kaia Olatunde, UC-AFT

Members of United Educations of SF (UESF):
Sam Rubin; Norma Gallegos; Jose Montenegro, La Voz

Members of 1st Unitarian Universalist Society of SF:
Lawrence Danos, Environmental Justice Work Group; Melvin Starks, Economic Justice Council

Member of United Public Workers for Action (UPWA):
Steve Zeltzer

Sponsored by Ad Hoc Committee for May Day

Contact Information:

Nancy Kato


May 1, 2019
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm UTC+0
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