Un Dia Sin Inmigrantes
Cosecha and DSA.
Cosecha, Immigrant Rights Organizations, Workers Centers and several unions have launched a national strike billed as a “day without immigrants” to demonstrate that the country depends on the labor of immigrants and working class. Thousands of students and workers have already pledged to strike in what organizers expect to be the largest national strike since the Megamarches of 2006.
Join with DSA and this growing movement to strike on May 1. Don’t be left behind. Organizers from Moviemento Cosecha have said that more than 400,000 workers have committed to strike. See story here http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/20071/the_upcoming_may_day_strike_could_be_the_biggest_in_over_a_decade
As the strike day approaches the presidents of the Almagamated Transit Union, the Communications Workers of America, the Nation Nurses United, and the United Electrical Workers have urged their members to participate in the strikes, boycotts and protests in an outreach piece organized by Labor for Our Revolution.
We encourage DSA chapters, students and unions to join in the massive strikes, boycotts, and other actions beginning on May 1. The movement will continue after May 1. Information on the post May 1 events is at www.lahuelga.com
Do you have a right to strike?
Can workers strike for political issues ?
What actions can workers at risk of retaliation take to protect themselves?
In the lead up to the March Day Without Immigrants, the Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL) suggested that their members who wanted to participate should take these precautions to mitigate their risks:
1 Tell your employer, in writing, your reason for striking
2 Make sure the reason is directly related to your workplace
Inform your employer that you will be back at work on your first workday after the strike.
3. Send the message as a text and keep a copy of the text as evidence.
If you are a member of a union, discuss your strike plans first with your union representative. See a detailed description of your right to strike and how to protect yourself here. https://talkingunion.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/immigrants-strike-by-the-thousands/
Cosecha is a new nonviolent movement fighting for permanent protection, dignity, and respect for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Their name, "harvest" in Spanish, honors the long tradition of farmworker organizing and the present-day pain of the thousands of undocumented workers whose labor continues to feed the country. Committed to winning real victories for their community, Cosecha believes in using non-cooperation to leverage the power of immigrant labor and consumption and force a meaningful shift in public opinion.