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Across much of the world, May 1st is a time to recognize the contributions of the working class and our labor movement. International Workers’ Day (or, colloquially, May Day) is held to commemorate the martyrs of the Haymarket massacre as workers peacefully protested for an eight-hour workday.

Please join me on May 1st at 7PM EST for a May Day special program with my union, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT). Hear from union leaders at UE, UNITE HERE, American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO, Amalgamated Transit Union, Association of Flight Attendants—and more. Mark your calendars and tune in by visiting the IUPAT Facebook or YouTube accounts this Friday evening!

COVID-19 is an extraordinary threat to the health and prosperity of working people but our collective strength exemplifies the most important May Day principle: solidarity. Be sure to also watch the powerful pre-launch video featuring IUPAT members from across the country. Click the picture below and share it with our labor family.

We all want to live with dignity and respect because that’s what we earned through our hard labor. We want the right to have a voice on the job because we are part of the essential class. Though at times apart, we are under the same sky, we are one family, we are all workers.

In struggle and solidarity,

Yasemin Zahra, USLAW Chairwoman


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