Rising Up With Sonali

On May Day 2017 Immigrants and Union Organizers Come Together

On Monday May Day 2017, tens of thousands of people marched in cities around the country to stand up for labor rights and immigrant workers. On today’s show we’ll spend the hour hearing the voices of those who marched in Los Angeles, our home base. We’ll feature workers such as a home healthcare worker who’s an SEIU union member, a hotel banquet server who’s also an organizer with Unite HERE, and a teacher with United Teachers of Los Angeles. Also, a marcher with an FMLN contingent will describe how May Day is celebrated in El Salvador, and a representative of the Industrial Workers of the World will share his vision of labor organizing. Plus, a tiny number of Trump supporters showed up to the May Day march with antagonizing signs and chants. We’ll hear responses to them. And, a mother and son who traveled on the Caravan Against Fear end their journey on May Day – they’ll speak with us about the importance of solidarity and organizing.

Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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