Join SA Current Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Monday, May 1, 2017

San Antonio Labor Unions Plan May Day Protest for Monday Afternoon

Posted By on Mon, May 1, 2017 at 12:10 PM

click image Flyer for the May Day event. - SAN ANTONIO MAY 1ST COLLECTIVE
  • San Antonio May 1st Collective
  • Flyer for the May Day event.
San Antonio laborers have no shortage of reasons to protest this May Day. With legislation at state and national levels that could hamper women's health care coverage or discourage undocumented workers from reporting crimes, local labor unions have been forced to expand their International Worker's Day rally this year to include new, overlapping issues.

"We're seeing that a lot of these bills in the legislature are effecting the same people: Workers," said Diana Lopez, Director of the Southwest Workers Union. "So we're blending them all together today."

Lopez joins a handful of other unions hosting Monday's May Day rally and march in San Antonio. The event will begin in Milam Park at 3 p.m., where representatives from Unite Here, SEIU, Whole Women's Health, Planned Parenthood, and other pro-worker organizations will help educate attendees on worker's rights.

"We're hoping to create something that will go beyond May 1st," Lopez said.

According to the event's Facebook page, the rally will transition into a march around 6 p.m. Lopez said the march will stop by City Hall and the police headquarters, where locals who've been directly affected by immigrant raids or police brutality will speak.

"It's time we tell the story through our own lens," Lopez said.

San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

May 20, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2020 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation