The Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice of South Central Wisconsin joins many other local unions and organizations in endorsing the May Day rally in Madison this Sunday. The rally, organized by the Immigrant Workers Union, or Union de Trabajadores Inmigrantes (UTI), will begin at 1:00 PM on Sunday, May 1st, in Brittingham Park in Madison, located at the corner of Park St. and West Washington Avenue. A march to the Capitol from Brittingham Park will depart shortly after.
Historically, the first day of May – also known as International Workers’ Day – has been a day commemorated by labor communities across the world to recognize the past and current struggles of working people.
As UTI states in their press release:
During the months of February and March, hundreds of thousands of workers protested at the Capitol against Governor Walker’s attacks. On May Day, unions will support immigrant communities to form an even larger unity in the fight for our rights. The working class needs to go out again and join the public employees to stop the attacks on our families. This May Day will be essential to our future; Milwaukee and Madison are the main points in the defense of immigrant and working class families throughout the state.
Join ICWJ, UTI, the Building Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin, South Central Federation of Labor, Madison Teachers Inc, MidWest Board of Worker’s United, TAA, AFSCME 171, AFSCME 1871, AFSCME 60, We Are Wisconsin, SWEIO, ASO, Worker’s International League, WNPJ, MEChA, Campus Women’s Center, Groundwork, ISO, Worker’s Rights Center, Industrial Workers of the World, Progressive Dane, Wisconsin Resists, Wisconsin Wave, and Liberty Tree this Sunday.