The Boston May Day Coalition
We came together to fill in the void produced when no rally was called on May Day 2006 in the City of Boston. In the recent past every May Day was marked by a rally and in particular related to the struggle of undocumented immigrant workers. The links between International Workers Day and the struggle of undocumented immigrant workers coming from all over the world cannot be more clear. We therefore called on all people to come out on May Day and rally in support of the Great National Strike and Boycott called by immigrant organizations throughout the country.
Brazilian Workers Center / Centro do Trabalhador Brasileiro
We emphasized the historical aspects of these struggles from the Haymarket Square Affair in 1886 to the massive demonstrations of immigrant workers today in the U.S., in particular the ones started in 2006. We see a clear connection between the struggle for the 8-hours work-day wqged by other migrant workers and the struggle for full rights for all immigrants today.
The partial endorsing organizations (listed in alphabetical order)in 2006 were:
Boston-Cambridge Alliance for Democracy
Boston May Day Collective
Boston Rosa Parks Human Rights Day Committee
Chinese Progressive Association
City Life / Vida Urbana
Community Church of Boston
Dominican Development Center
Chelsea Uniéndose en Contra de la Guerra
Comité de Mujeres en Solidaridad
Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition
Green Rainbow Party
Hyde/Jackson Business Association
Hyde Square Task Force
Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) - Boston
International Socialist Organization
July 26th Coalition
La Rivolta! (Anarcha-Feminist Collective)
Latinos for Social Change
Lucy Parsons Center
Martin Luther King Bolivarian Circle of Boston
Massachusetts Global Action
National Council of Arab-Americans
National Lawyers Guild - Massachusetts Chapter
Programa de Solidaridad y Desarrollo de Jóvenes Latinos, AFSC
Proyecto Voz, AFSC
South Asian Solidarity Network
The Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia.
Please join the coalition and together, in solidarity with our immigrant workers brothers and sisters we will succed in bringing about justice for all workers.
Our meetings are open to all individuals and groups who support the continued struggles of workers for a better society with the inclusion of immigrant workers.
United we stand!
No human being should ever be illegal!
The people united will never be defeated!
For more information: email: info [at] bostonmayday.org
Phone: 617-290-5614 (Spanish/English) or 617-566-2861 (English)