Service Workers Plan May Day Strike Against Trump
Nearly 350,000 service workers across the country plan to wage a strike on May 1, the traditional worldwide labor activism day to join their voices and capture the energy from labor organizations opposing President Donald Trump.
“We understand that there’s risk involved in that,” David Huerta, president of a Service Employees International Union branch in California, told BuzzFeed News, explaining why tens of thousands of workers from his state alone plan to participate. “We’re willing to take that risk in order to be able to move forward in this moment, while the most marginalized are in the crosshairs of this administration.”
There have been several wildcat strikes since Trump’s election, but on May 1, organized labor will be behind the walkouts. A coalition of groups leading the strike said more than 300,000 food chain workers and 40,000 unionized service workers plan to walk off the job.
Huerta’s chapter represents workers including janitors, security officers and airport staff.Omaha Steve, FanBoy like this"Be Kind; Everyone You Meet is Fighting a Great Battle." Philo of Alexandria
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