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March for Jobs, Not War at the Los Angeles Labor Protest

Discussion in 'Anarchism and radical activism' started by JesusCrust, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. JesusCrust

    JesusCrustExperienced Member Experienced member Forum Member




    Apr 17, 2010
    Sorry for yet another last minute post, but if you live in the LA area come out. I hear is projected to be pretty big, but who knows

    SATURDAY: March for Jobs, Not War at the Los Angeles Labor Protest

    http://www.answercoalition.org/la/event ... s-not.html
    http://www.ufw.org/_board.php?mode=view ... &key&n=725

    Date: March 26, 2011
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Los Angeles Convention Center
    Plaza @ 12th and Figueroa
    Los Angeles , California
    Contact: ANSWER LA at [email protected] or 213-251-1025
    Website: http://www.answerla.org
    Workers in Wisconsin protested against an anti-union bill. The same attacks are happening across the country. It's time to fght back!

    Last Saturday, thousands marched in the streets of Hollywood to stop the wars and fund people's needs. This coming Saturday, thousands of union members and community activists will march to keep the people's movement going strong.

    At the March 26 "March and Rally for Our Communities and Our Jobs," join ANSWER Coalition and Labor Unions for Peace, Justice and Jobs in the "Jobs, Not War" contingent.

    Working people are under attack from Wisconsin to California. Corporations and their political backers want to bust unions and slash wages and benefits. They say "the money isn't there," yet corporate profits are higher than ever, and the government is spending over $700 million each day to wage war on Iraq and Afghanistan.

    But the people are fighting back. We demand money for jobs, education, health care--not war, not corporate bailouts. An injury to one is an injury to all!

    Fill out the form below to join the Jobs, Not War contingent at the March 26 Labor March. If you have trouble, click here.

    March 26 organized by the Our Communities/Our Jobs Coalition, in association with the L.A. County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. Supported by the ANSWER Coalition and many other community organizations. For more info call 213-251-1025 or email [email protected].

    From Egypt to Wisconsin, people are making their voices heard, demanding change. Now it’s our turn…


    Mahlon Mitchell, President of the Wisconsin Professional Firefighters Association, to speak in L.A. and Grammy Award winning Ozomotli to play

    On Saturday March 26, thousands of Angelenos and supporters from around the country will march through the streets of downtown Los Angeles to demand good jobs and a fair economy. They will also stand in solidarity with workers in Wisconsin and in other states who are coming together to protect the American middle class that was created through collective bargaining rights.

    The march will begin at the L.A. Convention Center in downtown and will include several stops along the route at major corporate employers attempting to force “WalMart” wages on their workers. The march will end at Pershing Square with a massive rally featuring Mahlon Mitchell, President of the Wisconsin Professional Firefighters Association. Grammy Award winning Latin, rock, and hip hop band Ozomotli will perform.

    Leading up to what is sure to be one of the country’s biggest and most diverse actions on behalf of workers’ rights, leaders of national labor unions, as well as Los Angeles labor, community and faith leaders, public and private sector workers, students and community members will be available for media interviews to talk about March 26 and the major movement afoot to take back America’s middle class and protect collective bargaining rights in the U.S.

    WHAT: Massive L.A. March and Rally for Good Jobs and in Support of Wisconsin and Workers around the Country

    WHEN : Saturday, March 26, 2011

    WHERE: 10:00AM – LA Convention Center,
    Gilbert Lindsay Plaza, 12th St. & Figueroa St., Dowtown L.A.

    11:00AM – March begins through Downtown LA12:30PM – Rally begins at Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive Street, Downtown L.A.Media is encouraged to park on Hill Street.

    WHO: Maria Elena Durazo, Executive Secretary Treasurer, LA County Fed. of Labor
    Mahlon Mitchell, President, Wisconsin Professional Firefighters Association
    James Hoffa Jr., General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
    Mary Kay Henry, President, SEIU
    John Wilhelm, President, UNITE HERE
    Joe Hansen, President, United Food and Commercial Workers
    Arturo Rodriguez, President, United Farm Workers
    Terry O’Sullivan, President, Laborers International Union of North America
    Ozomotli, Latin, rock, hip hop band
    Thousands of people including public and private sector workers, unemployed workers, students, parents, community and faith leaders and organizations

  2. JesusCrust

    JesusCrustExperienced Member Experienced member Forum Member




    Apr 17, 2010
    Bump to get it in the latest replies side bar.