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May Day Rally 2020

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RALLY FOR A STAY-HOME STRIKE TO SECURE FULL COMPENSATION FOR ALL AFFECTED BY THE COVID-19 CRISIS

Fight Capitalism!
Workers of the World and Oppressed Peoples Unite!

Toronto Education Workers/CUPE4400 and the newly formed Labour May Day Committee have decided to take the lead on organizing a May Day rally in Toronto on Friday, May 1st, 2020. The International Day of the Worker, also known as May Day, is a holiday celebrated by hundreds of millions around the world in commemoration of the workers who died in the struggle for the eight hour work day.

Last year we successfully organized this historic day of international workers’ solidarity with significant involvement from the labour movement. We intend to strengthen this tradition going forward. Please let us know if your organization would like to join the Labour May Day Committee and make this rally a success.

Tentative Plan:
5:00 p.m., Friday May 1
The rally will go on—online or otherwise. Details TBD. Follow @LabourMay1 (Twitter) or bit.ly/2VPQwMy (Facebook) for updates.

If you want a representative to speak and to endorse the event, contact this page or the Labour May Day Committee on Facebook. You can also call/text 416-320-0080 or email bruno.petraglia@cupe4400.org and he will add you.

List of endorsers for May Day Rally 2020:

ATU Local 113
Canadian Freelance Union/Syndicat canadien des pigistes
CUPE Local 2
CUPE 2191
CUPE Local 3902
CUPE 3903
CUPE Ontario
Cops Out Of CUPE
Justice For Janitors SEIU Local 2
Official OPSEU Region 3
Opseu Region 5 31 Wellesley St.
OSBCU – CSCSO
OSSTF Toronto
Toronto Education Workers / Local 4400
UNITE HERE Local 75

Council of Iranian Refugees and Immigrants in Toronto
Fightback
Free Them Now ! Stöd fängslade arbetaraktivister i Iran.
Labour Fightback
Left-Worker Communist Party of Iraq
Socialist Action
Worker-Communist Party of Iran (WPI)
Worker’s Action Movement (WAM)
NDP Socialist Caucus

John Clarke – member of Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP Toronto)
Mike Layton – Toronto City Councillor – Ward 11

CANCELLED – Rebel Films screening of ‘Parasite’

*Rebel Films are postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic and the decision of U of Toronto to close all of its buildings to the general public. Please visit this site for updates, and write to: socialistactioncanada@gmail.com

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Friday, March 20   7 p.m.  OISE 5-250  Parasite 2h12min   A South Korean dark comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho and follows the members of a poor family who scheme to become employed by a wealthy family by infiltrating their household and posing as unrelated, highly qualified individuals.  Corey David, leading member of Socialist Action will speak following the film screening.

 

Each of the films in this series will be preceded by a brief introduction,
and will be followed by a commentary, and an open floor discussion period.

OISE, 252 Bloor Street West

at the St. George Subway Station. Everyone welcome. $4 donation requested.
Please visit:
http://www.socialistaction.ca or call (647)728-9143 or (647)986-1917.

Rebel Film screening of ‘Harriet’

Friday, March 13   7 p.m.  OISE 5-250  Harriet 2h5min  The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Kareen Marshall, long time OPSEU activist who led the Homes First strike.

Each of the films in this series will be preceded by a brief introduction,
and will be followed by a commentary, and an open floor discussion period.

OISE, 252 Bloor Street West

at the St. George Subway Station. Everyone welcome. $4 donation requested.
Please visit:
http://www.socialistaction.ca or call (647)728-9143 or (647)986-1917.

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Workers Action Movement (WAM) Conference, March 8!

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Sunday, March 8, 12 noon, 31 Wellesley Street East, just steps east of Wellesley Station on the Yonge Street subway line, at the OPSEU Toronto Region Membership Centre.

Fight Austerity, Precarious Work, Inequality and Concessions Bargaining with Union Democracy and Class Struggle! No to ‘strategic voting’ for Liberals. Victory to PSAC! Seize GM and convert it to electric vehicle production. For a General Strike to Dump Thug Ford! Build on the gains by WAM at the OFL Convention. On to the Canadian Labour Congress Convention!

12 noon – Registration, $5 or pay what you can.

1 p.m. – The State of the Labour Movement

Speakers: Sandra Griffith-Bonaparte, activist, Public Service Alliance of Canada,

Nigel Barriffe, Toronto Teachers Executive Member, Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario,

Barry Conway, member of CUPE Local 5167 in Hamilton, past WAM candidate for President of the Ontario Federation of Labour. Foodster?

Chelsea Catherine, Young Worker Rep on the Durham Region Labour Council working for the faculty association at Ontario Tech in Oshawa and is on the local executive of CUPE 1281

3 p.m. – For an Action Program and a Rank and File Team to run for top executive positions at the Canadian Labour Congress Convention,

May 4-8, Vancouver.

Kurt Young, member of Sheet Metal Workers’ union; and

Barry Weisleder, Substitute Teachers’ Action Caucus, OSSTF.

4:30 p.m. – Organizing to win Fund raising, literature and social media tasks to advance the WAM campaign.

Julius Arscott, OPSEU

Conclude with the singing of Solidarity Forever, and the Internationale.

Everyone, all workers — organized, and not yet organized — are welcome.

The conference will be broadcast LIVE on youtube and facebook!

WAM it to the Bosses!

For more information call: 647-728-9143 or visit: www.theWAM.ca

or visit u on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/workersactionmovement/

e-mail: workersactionmovement@gmail.com