MAY DAY | Rise Up New York! Immigrant Rights and Worker Rights


May Day history: Celebrating May 1st as May Day started in Chicago in 1886 as part of the labor movement’s fight for the eight-hour work day. May Day, the international workers’ holiday, was born in the United States!

5:00 PM: May Day Celebration in Manhattan
At 5:00 p.m. New Yorkers from across the city will converge in Manhattan to stand together and resist the policies of the Trump Administration. Join us as we hear from musical performers who represent the diverse communities of New York City and directly from people impacted by Trump’s bigoted and anti-worker policies.

ALL DAY: May Day activities throughout the City
Throughout the day on Monday, May 1st, events will be happening across the city, in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. Check back soon for a full list of events.

We are a coalition of immigrant rights groups, labor, faith and allied organizations coming together to say in one voice that we stand together and we resist together. We demand that President Trump end his attacks on our immigrant, refugees and Muslim communities. We demand good jobs and the right to organize. We demand Congress pass a federal budget that reflects our priorities, that doesn’t include a single dollar for a border wall or unjust immigration enforcement.

-Sponsors: 32BJ SEIU, Make the Road New York, New York Immigration Coalition, New York Nurses Association, New York Central Labor Council

-Co-sponsors: 78 LIUNA, 79 LIUNA, African Communities Together, ALIGN NY, Arab American Association of New York, Building Trades Employers’ Association: NYC’s Alliance of Union Contractors, Central Labor Council, Chhaya Community Development Corporation, Citizen Action of New York – New York City Chapter, Community Voices Heard, CAIR-New York, CWA Local 1180, DC37 – Local 983, Faith in New York, Food & Water Watch – New York, Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition, Hispanic Federation, The Interfaith Center of New York, Iron Workers Local Union 46 JATC, Jewish Voice for Peace-New York City, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice [JFREJ], LatinoJustice PRLDEF, Laundry, Distribution Food Service JB, Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM, Make the Road New York, Mason Tenders, MinKwon Center for Community Action 민권센터, Muslim Community Network, NICE, NY Communities, New York Civil Liberties Union – NYCLU, The New York Immigration Coalition, New York Professional Nurses Union, New York State Nurses Association, Progressive Cities, PSC, Rural & Migrant Ministries, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), SEIU 1199, SEIU 32BJ, New York State AFL-CIO, New York Teamsters, Syria Solidarity NYC, TWU, UFT – United Federation of Teachers, U.S. Labor Against the War NYC Chapter, WITNESS , Workers United, Workers United New York, The Workmen’s Circle, and Writers Guild of America, East, Lab/Shul. (list in formation)