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Join your local International Workers Day 2023 event!

By staff

Find your local May Day event.

Fight Back! News has collected a partial list of International Workers Day marches, events and celebrations that members of Freedom Road Socialist Organization are helping to build and lead. We encourage you to find the event nearest to you and attend. Events are listed in alphabetical order by city.

Chicago, IL When We Fight, We Win! May Day March 2023 Saturday, April 29, 1:00pm Union Park, Chicago, IL

Join us in Union Park on April 29th at 1pm for a rally and march in celebration of the people who make the world go round and who have the power to shut it down. On International Workers Day we come together to commemorate those who have struggled throughout history to get us to where we are, and we resolve to keep fighting for the end of exploitation and oppression everywhere.

We are marching for: Defend Immigrant and Workers Rights, Legalization for All, Support the Right to Unionize, Stop Police Crimes/Police Accountability Now, Defend LGBTQ & Reproductive Rights

Come out to Union Park with your friends and family. Endorsed by: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Little Village Lawndale High Schoofl Fight Back!, Centro Sin Fronteras/Familia Latina Unida, Anakbayan Chicago, Mientras Haya Amor Hay Esperanza, Chicago Teachers Union, U.S. Palestinian Community Network, Arab American Action Network, Students for a Democratic Society – UIC, National Alliance for Filipino Concerns, Freedom Road Socialist Organization – Chicago, Indivisible Chicago Alliance.

Dallas, TX May Day Celebration | Patriarchy, War, Poverty, Pollution: There is Only One Solution! Saturday, April 29, 11:00am Lake Cliff Park, 1200 N Zang Blvd, Dallas, TX

Times are getting tough, but if we unite we will win! Join us for Dallas' annual International Workers Day celebration with organizers and activists from across DFW. May Day commemorates the struggle and sacrifices of the Haymarket martyrs. These organizers for the eight hour day were executed by the U.S. in an attempt people who dared to struggle. Far from crushing their movement, their deaths inspired an annual, international celebration of working class struggle.

Dayton, OH Mayday Dayton 2023 Saturday, April 29, 5:00pm 23 N Main St, Dayton, OH

Workers of the world unite! Join with FRSO to celebrate International Workers Day as we continue to struggle for the liberation of the international working class!

Denver, CO Reclaim May Day Monday, May 1, 4:00pm Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO

May 1st is a day of special significance for the labor movement. While it has been hijacked recently by anti-worker and anti-union forces, union members who stay true to the origins of May Day, celebrate its birth as a day of world-wide solidarity, a day to remember past struggles, and a day to demonstrate our hope for a better future. Organized by CWA Local 7799

Detroit, MI May Day Detroit 2023 Monday, May 1, 5:00pm Clark Park Southwest Detroit, 1130 Clark St, Detroit, MI

Join the annual Detroit May Day rally and march in honor of international workers day.

There will be speakers addressing the most important labor, immigrant, LGBTQia, women and antiracist struggles taking place in Detroit and throughout the world.

Grand Rapids, MI International Workers Day! Saturday, April 29, 10:00am “Spirit of Solidarity” Labor Monument, Ah-Nab-Awen Park at Pearl & Front Street, across the street from the Grand Rapids Public

Rally with leaders of today's labor, immigrant, student & people's movements. The West Michigan Stagehands Union IATSfE 26 is hosting an International Workers Day gathering with speakers from the Kent Ionia Labor Council, Teamsters, ATU bus drivers union, Lake Michigan Credit Union workers union, GVSU student-workers, family and friends of Patrick Lyoya, Cosecha immigrant rights, and more. Celebrate restoring union representation and prevailing wage laws in Michigan. Demand Michigan film jobs return! Support Teamsters as they build to strike UPS. Demand drivers' licenses for all. Defend DACA! Justice for Patrick Lyoya! (African immigrant murdered by GRPD officer).

Green Bay, WI May Day Celebration – International Worker's Day Sunday, April 30, 1:00pm Leicht Memorial Park, 128 Dousman St, Green Bay, WI

Workers – this day belongs to us! Please join us to celebrate the history of worker struggle in the U.S. Let us stand together while we look towards a better future.

Jacksonville, FL May Day, May Day! Our unions are under attack! Saturday, April 29, 2:00pm Eastern Duval County Courthouse, 501 W Adams St, Jacksonville, FL

Come out to show solidarity with our city's rank & file workers. Unions historically have protected our most vulnerable workers – and this is why we see such an intense attempt in Florida to weaken organized labor and create a more exploitative relationship between companies and their workers.

Los Angeles, CA May Day Boyle Heights 2023 Monday, May 1, 4:00pm Pacific E Cesar Chavez Ave & N Mathews St, Los Angeles, CA

March with us through our barrio! Join the 9th annual May Day march and rally that Centro CSO hosts. Be sure to attend this free event! Bring a hat, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a bottle of water. We will be marching for one mile. Parking is FREE and available at Ficket & Chavez. Demands: Leglaization for ALL, Community control over LASD, Protect public education.

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN FRSO International Workers Day Program Saturday, April 29, 6:00pm-8:00pm Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Office, 67 8th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN

Join FRSO in celebrating the most important working class holiday: International Workers Day! At this event, you'll hear from speakers across the people's movements in our city. Organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization – Twin Cities.

May Day March for Immigrant & Worker's Rights! Monday, May 1, 5:00pm MSP Adult Education Center, 2015 East Lake St – March to Roof Depot

Initiated by MN Workers United, MN Immigrat Rights Action Committee (MIRAC). May 1st is International Workers Day, a day for protest and a day for the working class to get in the streets and march!

Milwaukee, WI 137th Anniversary Commemoration of the Bay View Tragedy Sunday, May 7, 3:00pm S Superior & E Russell Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Join the Wisconsin Labor History Society in commemorating the Bay View Tragedy. This event will take place in person. The program will include a dramatic reenactment, music, wreath-laying, and reading the names of the workers who lost their lives. On the Fifth of May, 1886, thousands of Milwaukee workers marched on the huge Bay View Rolling Mills as part of a nationwide effort to win the 8-hour day. When the marchers were 200 yards away, the State Militia fired, killing seven. This was the bloodiest labor disturbance in Wisconsin's history, and began a new struggle for a more humane workplace and a more just society. Join us now, 137 years later, as a diverse group of Milwaukeeans commemorates the story of this historic event. Join us afterwards at the Beulah Brinton House (2590 S. Superior Street) for music and refreshments, courtesy of the Bay View Historical Society.

New Orleans, LA International Workers Day – Legalization for all! Rally & March Monday, May 1, 5:00pm Benito Juarez Statue, Basin St & Conti St – march to City Hall

Join us for our 3rd annual march celebrating International Worker's Day and to fight for immigrant's rights and legalization for all!

San José, CA A History of May Day: 137 Years of Socialist and Workers' Struggle! Saturday, April 29, 11am San José Peace and Justice Center, 48 S 7th St #101, San José, CA

Learn about a comprehensive history of May Day and about current union struggles of graduate students!

San José May Day – International Worker's Day Rally and March Monday, May 1, 3:00pm Roosevelt Park, 901 E Santa Clara St, San José, CA

Join us to celebrate the achievements of the working class and continue to demand: Unions for All! All workers have the right to organize! Organized by the San José May Day Coalition.

Seattle, WA International Workers Day May 1st March & Rally for Immigrant & Workers Rights Monday, May 1, 11:30am Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA

Come one, come all to this year’s annual May Day March in Seattle! Join the FRSO Seattle contingent as we march alongside El Comité, May 1st Action Coalition, BAYAN Seattle, Unite Here Local 8, and many others. Defend workers and immigrants’ rights!

May Day Panel Sunday, May 7, 2:00pm

Hear union members and immigrants speak about their current campaigns in Seattle as we commemorate 137 years of May Day!

Tampa, FL May Day Rally Against the Union-Busting Bill Sunday, April 30, 2:00pm In front of HSEF Hall, 5126 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL

This International Worker's Day, protest against SB256/HB1445 and all other attacks on unions from the DeSantis administration. Endorsed by HCTA, Polk Education Association, AFSCME Local 3342, Tampa Bay SDS, Tampa Bay Community Action Committee, and Tampa FRSO.

Tallahassee, FL International Worker's Day Rally Saturday, April 29, 2:00pm Cascades Park, Tallahassee, FL

Join us for International Workers' Day, as we stand in solidarity with all oppressed communities and demand a more equitable and just society. As working-class people, activists, and students, we must unite and demand a better future for all. Together, we can demonstrate the power of the working class and demand real change.

Speakers from the labor movement, immigrant rights, anti-war, student, and youth movements will come together to address the issues of systemic racism, police brutality, LGBTQ+ rights, women and reproductive rights, and Black lives. Attendees are encouraged to display signs with messages demanding rights for LGBTQ people, community control of the police, increased wages, and better conditions for working people.

Please join our call to action to stand up and rally for May Day 2023. We ask that you share this event with your networks through email, social media, and in your meetings. Let's come together and show the strength of our solidarity!

Co-sponsored by Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Tallahassee Community Action Committee, FSU Students for a Democratic Society and FSU Graduate Assistants United.

Tulsa, OK International Worker's Day! Monday, May 1, 12:00pm 8124 E. 21st. St, Unit A

In support of workers and immigrant struggles, we're inviting everyone interested to participate! Food and drink provided. Let us build May Day into a holiday every Oklahoman will celebrate!

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