Monday, September 04, 2006

Immigrants, Workers, Teachers, Students and Parents Unite in San Francisco for Labor Day 06

Thousands of working families, most from immigrant communities and representing unions and grassroots organizations, commemorated Labor Day in San Francisco with a massive march from the Ferry Building to City Hall.
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Hotel Workers Rising - marchers called for support for Local 2, UNITE-HERE workers who have been fighting for a contract for 2 years. A successful civil disobedience this past week was followed up with massive support for the workers today. See for how you can support the workers.
The Chinese Progressive Association joined the May 1st Alliance for Land, Work and Power which also includes Mujeres Unidas y Activas, the SF Day Labor Program, POWER, St. Peters Housing Committee and others. The alliance was a part of a larger "Anti-Imperialist" contingent led by a number of revolutionary and progressive Filipino community groups, APICAW [Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Against the War], the progressive coalition at SF City College, and Deporten a la Migra.
Teachers, students and parents were out in force as well. Teachers for Social Justice, United Educators of SF and many others marched in various contingents chanting. "Support Education! Not Deportation!"

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