May Day Workers’ Rights March

Community, labor and faith leaders commemorate progress in workers’ rights through collective action, call for policies that lifts all workers

 Fort Madison, IA – Through the power of collective action, working people have been able to achieve higher wages, better benefits and improved health and safety in their workplaces, yet millions of immigrant workers who are in the shadows continue to be underpaid and exploited by unscrupulous employers. Event participants will speak on how the most effective way to prevent exploitation and downward pressure on wages and working conditions is to ensure that all workers have full and complete access to the protection of labor, employment, health and safety and other laws. Labor leaders will ask for equal protection of all workers, regardless of immigration status, and for immigration enforcement policies that prevent employers from pitting workers against each other to drive down standards. This event is sponsored by the Lee County Labor Chapter.

WHAT: May Day Workers’ Rights March.

WHO: Working families, local labor, community and faith leaders.

WHEN: Monday May 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

WHERE: March begins at Old Settlers Park, Gazebo (604 4th Street) and will end at the Lee County Union Hall (723 Avenue G)

Contact: Carrie Duncan, Committee Chair

(c) 319.850.0407 (e)

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