Hundreds of Local 79 members joined thousands of workers from various unions to celebrate May Day 2015 with a rally that began outside billionaire Walmart owner Alice Walton's home. After a spirited march, marchers assembled to listen to numerous labor leaders speak from a stage about the continuing struggles of working people in an economy that has seen the largest share of income go to the 1%. Local 79's Business Manager Mike Prohaska delivered a fiery speech to the crowd, in which he spoke about the history of the struggle for the eight-hour day and how increasingly workers cannot provide for their families on eight hours of work. He asked [...]
When: Friday, May 1, 5:00 pm Where: 60th Street between Park and Lexington Avenue Who: Local 79 members and thousands of other union members and community activists Why: Fight for real jobs, real; wages, and real rights
On May 1, 2015, Local 79 members will join thousands of workers and community activists outside billionaire Walmart owner Alice Walton's home on the corner of 60th Street between Park and Lexington Avenue. From there, marchers will proceed to a 6:30 pm rally on 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue. May Day Flyer For a brief history of the origin of May Day, click here.
Hundreds of Local 79 members joined well over a thousand workers from various unions to celebrate May Day 2014 with a rally near New York City Hall. Under beautiful sunny skies, labor leaders and politicians spoke about the ongoing struggles faced by working people in New York City. Many spoke of the continuing struggles of working people in an economy that has increasingly seen the largest share of income go to the 1%. At the same time, many speakers voiced optimism that the climate in New York City for working people and unions has changed due to the election of a new mayor. Local 79's Business Manager Mike Prohaska delivered a [...]
Rally at City Hall at 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 1 in support of raising the minimum wage, defending the scaffolding law and job safety, passing the NYS Dream Act, taxing the 1%, establishing universal pre-K for all NY families. May Day Flyer