Law and Politics

May Day March Against Income Inequality

April 10, 2015
LaborPress Staff

Workers will have lots to say at this year's May Day Rally.

Workers will have lots to say at this year’s May Day Rally.

New York, NY – This year’s May Day Rally is expected to put income inequality and its corrosive effects on our society into focus like never before.

Planning for the May Day event is currently underway, and is being crafted to directly address not only income inequality, but a spate of other interrelated issues facing hardworking men and women today. 

Chief among them will be the need to confront deep-pocketed developers who engage in the exploitation of unrepresented, non-union workers on major construction projects throughout the five boroughs, as well as the growing campaign to establish a $15 an hour minimum wage and other protections for low-wage workers across all job sectors. 

It all starts at 5 p.m. on May 1, when marchers  gather at 60th Street between Park and Lexington avenues – lavish home of Walmart billionaire Alice Walton – in preparation for a mass procession down “Billionaire’s Row” on Central Park South. The march will feed into a larger 6 p.m. rally at 58th Street between 8th and 9th avenues. 

This year’s May Day Rally will also be extremely vocal about policing and respecting Black and minority lives, support for immigrant rights, strengthening  public education, creating affordable housing and protecting rent regulation. 

For more information about this year’s May Day Rally, email edv235@gmail.com or call 917-209-4149.

April 10, 2015

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