On MAY DAY we honor and support all workers mobilizing in the form of strikes, rallies, slow-downs, call-outs and other actions throughout the globe.
In the time of COVID-19 the state and the larger public are finally recognizing the labor of over 22 million workers that keep the food supply chain running. Yet, food workers are still being treated as disposable. Workers throughout this food supply chain are exploited by the #COVID19 crisis & the pre-existing conditions of the profit-driven food economy. Food workers are organizing to win safe conditions during COVIDs and these fights are sowing the seeds for the power we need to transform the food system in the long run.
On May Day 2020 we support local and global calls for workers to take action and use their power as workers to build a world where the labor of all workers is valued.
- Here are a list of things that food workers are demanding: What Food Workers on the Frontline Need Right Now
- Read the FCWA’s Food Workers Organizing Roadmap
FOOD WORKER MAY DAY ACTIONS
Please support these May Day actions organized by FCWA members and other food workers! And sign on and share FCWA’s demands by sending a letter to Congress today.
Pioneer Valley Workers Center
Holyoke and Springfield, Massachusetts
Come out on International Workers’ Day! We will have two caravans! One at 2PM starting at the Holyoke Mall Sears Parking Lot and one at 4PM in Springfield starting at Brightwood Health Clinic. We will drive together in caravan to a number of stops to to show solidarity with essential workers and lift up workers’ demands in a time of crisis.
Come out on International Worker’s Day! Meet in the Staples parking lot in Burlington (I-89 14W) and then drive together in caravan to a number of stops to to show solidarity with essential workers and lift up workers’ demands in a time of crisis.
Across the country!
Workers across the country will be walking out or calling in sick. Support workers and don’t cross the picket line!
Cooperation Jackson is joining the People’s Strike Call to Action, based on our initial call to action issued on March 31st, 2019.
We will be conducting a car caravan to encourage people to protect themselves from the deadly decisions being made by the government and the forces of capital. Join us in demanding #NoWork #NoRent #NoShopping on #MayDay2020
|Laundry Workers Center
New York City
The caravan will show solidarity with working and oppressed people across New York City, especially hospital, transit, grocery & incarcerated workers at the front line of this crisis, and lay the blame where it belongs: at the doorsteps of Trump, DeBlasio, Cuomo and Wall Street.
|Laundry Workers Center
ÚNASE A NOSOTROS PARA CACEROLAZO EN NJ! Este viernes 1 de mayo DIA DE LOS TRABAJADORES a las 2 p.m. estaremos pegando nuestras ollas y sartenes para exigir #Recovery4All.
|Farmworker Association of Florida
Join a press conference and a caravan of cars to the local nearby hospital to highlight farmworkers and health care workers as “essential workers” in this time of the pandemic crisis.
|Federation of Commerce
Join a webinar to talk about mobilization strategies in regards to worker health and safety in Quebec.
Warehouse Workers for Justice
If you missed it the first time we will be rebroadcasting our Songs of Solidarity virtual concert on May Day! You can watch the show via facebook live at the Warehouse Workers For Justice facebook page!
International Labor Rights Forum
On May Day – International Workers’ Day – hear from farmworkers and trade unionists in Honduras who are fighting for justice on the farms of multinational corporation Fyffes, the number one supplier of melons to the U.S. market. Melon pickers are “essential workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic and yet the billion-dollar Fyffes corporation refuses to give them face masks and gloves, and has not implemented any social distancing on overcrowded company buses.
|Fair World Project
It is high time that Fyffes answer the demands of workers. Send a message to Fyffes today telling them to negotiate in good faith with the workers’ union STAS to sign a legally-binding, enforceable agreement to uphold workers’ rights.
|Community to Community Development
Join us in the capitol on International Worker’s Day to call attention to the state’s negligence of farmworker health and safety. As has happened so often in the past, farmworkers are expected to risk their lives during this crisis to bring food to our tables. Farmworkers are an essential workforce but they continue to be treated as expendable.
#CampesinosEsenciales2020 #MerezcoVivir #ManzanaoMuerte #EssentialFarmworkers2020 #DeserveToLive #ApplesOrDeath
LA Street Vendors
Street vendors from across the City are uniting to demand relief NOW, and to uplift a debt free future that supports them in participating in the legal vending program. From the SF Valley to Hollywood, South Central, and East Los Angeles, street vendors will be driving into City Center to demand:
UFCW Local 770
Essential Workers need your support Come show them solidarity on International Workers Day! This is a drive-through and honk action, please drive in front of Ralphs on Sunset Blvd and Poinsettia (7257 W. Sunset Blvd. LA, CA 90046) anytime between 10:00am to 11:00am and honk or make noise as you drive in front of the store.