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We’re getting ready for May Day! New York: join the Immigrant Worker Justice throw-down on May 1, 12 noon at Bryant Park.
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Join us at 8am at Bryant Park to participate in one of the 99 pickets! Below is a partial list of the pickets planned for the day.
7 AM - 3 PM: Join the Laborers 79 at Savannah Partners — 1375 Broadway
7 AM - 3 PM: Join the Laborers 79 at St. Giles Hotel — 120 East 38th St btw Park and Lexington
8 - 9 AM: Join members of Legal Services of NYC fighting for a better contract — NYT Building, 620 8th Ave.
8 - 10 AM: Join Local 802 at Koch Brothers — Lincoln Center Plaza
8 - 10 AM: Stop Post Office closures with Community-Labor United for Postal Jobs & Services! — James Farley Post Office, 421 8th Ave.
8:30 - 10:30 AM: Join members of the Newspaper Guild at McGraw Hill — 1221 6th Ave.
8:30 - 9:30 AM: NYU Bobst Library — 70 Washington Square South
9 - 11 AM: Strong Economy for All at Paulson Investment Co. — 1251 Ave of the Americas
9 - 10 AM: Join NYCC at Chase Bank — 270 Park Ave.
9 AM - 12 PM: Support Teamsters Local 814, locked out from Sotheby’s — 1334 York Ave at 72nd St.
10 - 11 AM: Join NYCC at Chase Branch — 401 Madison Ave.
11 AM - 1 PM: UFCW Local 1500 workers at Target — East 117th St., Harlem
11 AM - 1 PM: Support NABET-CWA Local 16 workers at ABC — 66th and Columbus
Immigrant Worker Justice Tour:
—- 11:30 AM: Support the Laundry Workers Center — location TBA
—- 12:00 PM: Wells Fargo — location TBA
—- 12:30 PM: Support Coalition of Immokalee Workers! Chipotle — 9 W 42nd St.
—- 1:30 - 2:30 PM: Support ROC-NY at Capital Grille — 155 E 42nd btw 3rd and Lexington
12 - 1:30 PM: Support members of CSEA AFSCME at Investment Banker Stephen Berger — 46th and Park Ave.
12 - 2 PM: Repeal Employer Sanctions with NMASS & IWJ — 26 Federal Plaza
1:30 - 4 PM: March with the Freelancers from Digital Media Companies — Madison Square Park (start) to Union Square (finish)
3 - 4 PM: Support workers at Beth Israel with Workers United — 14th and Park
3 - 4 PM: Support workers at Strand Bookstore! — 828 Broadway
7 PM: Support TWU fighting for a fair contract — MTA, 2 Broadway
8 - 10 PM: Support jazz musicians fighting for fair benefits — Washington Square Park (meet at the arch)
The 1% crashed our economy, foreclosing on millions of homes, destroying jobs, and wrecking our city budget. Enough is enough. Another city is possibe, but we must build it.
As we approach May 1st, we will be setting up 99 picket lines to expose, disrupt, and shut down the 1% who rule our city. The 99 pickets will be an effective way for people to plug into the morning activities on May Day. A few other pickets will happen in coming days to build for the May 1st, but the focus of this project is May 1st. This is an opportunity to fight back against austerity, union busting, the attacks on immigrant rights, and the entire system of the 1% rule with a tactic and framework that is in solidarity with the May Day call to action. The recent General Strikes in Spain and Greece show us that when we all fight back together, against austerity we are stronger. The picket line is a tactic with a rich history. It can be diverse and does not have to be symbolic.
How will we get to 99 picket lines?
Good question. We are off to a great start. Right now, unions, worker centers, community groups, and affinity groups are selecting and bottom lining targets. We are already over halfway to our goal of 99 locations. We have an outreach plan to encourage many more organizations to participate.
But in order to get to 99, we need more unions, community groups, OWS working groups, affinity groups, and workers to step up and pick a target.
Pick a target you want to picket, ideally at 8 am on May 1, in midtown. Can you get at least 20 people to join you in picketing? Great! (We can help by publicizing your target, if you want. There will also be some upcoming trainings on picketing and mobile tactics.) If you do not have 20 people, no problem! Come to an OWS action spokes council to plug into existing pickets or just come at 8AM to Bryant Park on May 1st and recruit folks to join you. Either way, you are also strongly encouraged to participate in the affinity group spokes councils and existing May Day planning. The final council will happen on Wednesday at 6PM at 33 West 14th St. This tactic and project is in solidarity with the all of the exciting plans for May 1st. This action will be distinct but also compliment the amazing mass march from Union Square at 4pm.
If you would like to register a picket line and or have any questions or need support email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s make May Day in NYC a day to remember!
WHAT: Workers across the city plan 99 picket lines leading up to and on May Day.
WHO: Unions, Occupy Wall Street – Immigrant Justice Working Group, Community Based Organizations, Workers’ Centers
WHEN: From now through May 1st
WHY: To highlight the connection between workers struggles across the city. To build unity for May Day.
HOW: For more on the 99 picket lines, see:
- Tumblr: http://99picketlines.tumblr.com/
- Twitter: @99picketlines
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/99PicketLines
- Email: email@example.com
KEY PICKETS THIS WEEK:
- TUESDAY APRIL 24, 4-6pm - Gotham Garage 33rd Ave and Miller St, Flushing with New York Taxi Workers Alliance
- WEDNESDAY APRIL 25, 6-7pm – The Capital Grille 155 42nd Street, b/w 3rd Ave and Lexington, with Restaurant Opportunities Center
This is one of the many picket lines we will support up to and on Mayday! All out to shut down the 1%.
• TUESDAY April 24, 4-6pm - Gotham Garage
33rd Ave and Miller St, Flushing with New York Taxi Workers Alliance.
Freeze the Lease! Raise the Fare!