May Day statement in spanish.
Working people are under attack. Collective bargaining rights are being taken away from unions as immigrants are being terrorized with raids and deportations. Politicians of both parties are cutting budgets while they wage war and give handouts to the big banks and corporate billionaires that helped create this crisis in the first place.
Corporations dodge taxes, and the politicians still say there is no money to fund our schools, health care and countless other services. In a recent New York Times article (March 24, 2011) the multi-billion dollar company General Electric is exposed for receiving taxpayer money but not paying any taxes at all! Yet, undocumented workers and public sector workers are scapegoated for the economic devastation created by corporate domination.
Right-wing Republican politician pass racist laws such as SB1070 in Arizona and now Georgia’s bill HB8. They try to crush public sector unions and put the blame on teachers and other public sector workers when the blame belongs at the doorsteps of Wall Street. Republicans are not alone; democratic politicians across the country, from top to bottom, are shutting down schools, slashing budgets, waging war and providing tax breaks for the rich.
While big oil companies like BP destroy the environment, they also raise prices to make us pay for the problems that their system created. Enough is enough!
We need to stand up and fight back, just like the workers in Wisconsin and Egypt. Coalitions need to be built against all cuts in services that can bring together unions, community groups and socialists. We need to demand full legalization and citizenship rights for all workers. As a step in this direction, we need to run independent working class candidates against both parties of big business.
May Day, International Workers’ Day, was founded in this country to honor the labor martyrs that fought for the 8-hour day through strike action. Much of this struggle was led by immigrant workers. We will honor their memory by fighting against the corporate domination that is destroying the world today.
Undocumented workers have left there homes and country to find opportunities to bring a better life for there families and themselves. Many fled countries devastated by the policies of the U.S. government and the multi-national corporations that the government serves. Just as previously,
immigrants can help ignite a labor movement that can defeat the attacks on all working people.
- Stop the Budget Cuts – Close the Corporate Tax Loopholes
- For a Massive Public Works Program to Create Jobs
- Full Legalization and Citizenship Rights for all Undocumented Workers
- For Independent Candidates Against Budget Cuts and Attacks on Unions
- For a Workers’ Party and a Democratic Socialist Society