Atlanta May Day Parade + Protest!

On May 1st, UCW joins a coalition of community groups, unions in solidarity with Cooperation Jackson’s Call to Action: Towards a General Strike to End the COVID-19 Crisis and Create a New World”. We will caravan to critical sites in the city where this crisis is unfolding to express support and raise demands of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp.  We demand state funding for essential needs and benefits for essential workers and people:

  • state-funded paid sick leave for all essential workers
  • state-funded hazard pay for all essential workers
  • expanded unemployment benefits
  • expanded medicaid coverage
  • expanded food stamp subsidies
  • moratorium on rent
  • decarceration of jails and ICE detention facilities

Workers employed by the University System of Georgia, grocery store workers, restaurant workers, postal workers, Grady health care workers, MARTA transit workers, the unemployed, all of us will come together to say in one voice: essential needs for essential people!

Now Governor Brian Kemp and his political allies on Wall Street are forcing vulnerable workers to go back to work before the pandemic is under control, all in the interests of corporate profits.  This will deepen the profound healthcare crisis in the U.S. This caravan aims to highlight the struggle for safe working and living conditions for all Georgians.

For more information contact: [email protected]

BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
CONCERNED MEMBERS OF ATU LOCAL 732
UNITED CAMPUS WORKERS OF GEORGIA
SHIFT CHANGE ATLANTA 
SOUTHERN WORKERS ASSEMBLY
NATIONAL NURSES UNITED 
BLACK ALLIANCE FOR JUST IMMIGRATION 
ATLANTA INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD (IWW)
METRO ATLANTA DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA 
SCIENCE FOR THE PEOPLE-- ATLANTA CHAPTER 
GEORGIA DETENTION WATCH
BLACK WORKERS FOR JUSTICE
WORKERS WORLD PARTY
GEORGIA PEACE AND JUSTICE COALITION
NEW ORLEANS HOSPITALITY WORKERS ALLIANCE

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