May Day 2010

With the news of shocking proposed racist legislation in Arizona, it seems more crucial than ever to support Immigration reform. This Saturday, a coalition of community and student groups are cosponsoring a Day of Action to Advocate for the Rights of Workers and Immigrants. A rally is planned on the Commons starting at 3:30. There will be a concert from 4:30-6:00.

The movement to boycott all things Arizona has begun. Some California truck drivers are refusing to deliver in Arizona; baseball fans have sworn off attending Diamondback games in their cities. You can find a list of Arizona businesses and links to other sites at this facebook page. Perhaps it is time for Tompkins County to adopt a similar boycott promise.


Here’s an interesting article submitted by a WC member: The Unemployed Now Have Their Own Union, and It’s Catching on Quickly:


And here’s a pertinent article about a barista walk-out at a Park Slope Brooklyn coffee shop.


Last but not least, I forgot to include a photo of a tower climber in yesterday’s entry.

Next time you pass a cell tower, think of the tower dog who climbs it.

Enjoy your May Day. Justice for immigrant and native-born workers!