International Women’s Strike NYC will be in the streets on May Day as an anti-capitalist feminist contingent, supporting the call made by immigrant workers to strike. We are united under a platform for full social services, labor rights, environmental justice, sexual and reproductive justice, and an end to systemic racism, xenophobia, and gender-based violence.
At 12 noon in Washington Square we are joining the New York Center Federation, Food Chain Workers Alliance, Immigrant Workers Justice, and ICE-Free NYC for their May Day festival and Immigrant Justice Tour. Our contingent meets at the South West corner. WEAR RED and look for our banner.
At 4 PM in Union Square we will meet up for the May Day march. Our contingent meets at the Northwest corner. WEAR RED and look for our banner.
Children are welcome and expected at both meet ups.
*For updates about our contingent during the May 1st mobilizations, follow us on Twitter!*
The NYC International Women’s Strike is an organizing center, which emerged through planning for the women’s strike on March 8th, 2017. We are immigrant women, women of color, trans and cis women, waged and unwaged workers, intellectual and manual laborers, queer and non-binary people, organizing for our own liberation, as well as that of other exploited and oppressed people. We stand with all immigrants and with the liberation struggles of Black and Native people against white supremacy and imperialist land theft.
The New York Worker Center Federation is an autonomous multiracial movement of workers and immigrants organizing across sectors and issues to build the power of the people whose labor fuels this city. It consists of Street Vendor Project, El Centro del Inmigrante, New Immigrant Community Empowerment, Cidadao Global, Laundry Workers Center, DRUM, ROC NY, New York Taxi Workers Alliance, Retail Action Project, and Enlace.
The Food Chain Workers Alliance is a coalition of worker-based organizations whose members plant, harvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve, and sell food, organizing to improve wages and working conditions for all workers along the food chain. It is composed by multiple organizations, both at a national and local level, including Brand Workers International and Unite Here.
Immirant Workers Justice is the Occupy Wall Street Immigrant Worker Justice Working Group. In solidarity with OWS and the immigration and labor movements, it lifts up the particular organizing campaigns and concerns of immigrant workers.
ICE-FREE NYC is a campaign comprised of New Yorkers of all backgrounds who want Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) presence completely out of our city, which means an end to ICE collaboration with all New York City agencies.