Sign up right away, while scholarship money is still available, to go to Detroit for the U.S. Social Forum June 22-26. Most of us are just going to take a bus up there for the “March for Jobs” on the first day. Contact me immediately. We want everybody to sign up, whether they can pay any part of the bus fare or not. We'll leave on the morning of Monday, June 21, and return late June 23 after a nonstop effort to bring attention to the worst jobs crisis in 70 years!
Next immediate project is a rally at 4:30 PM on Workers Memorial Day, April 28, at 505 S Field Street in downtown Dallas. It’s the A. Maceo Smith federal building at Field and Young, just down the hill from City Hall. Inside the building is the OSHA office, and it is their anniversary. It is the day we commemorate all the workers that have been killed or injured on the job. This year will be special because Texas has been found to be so unsafe, because the Obama Administration seems really serious about worker safety, and because so many workers were killed mining coal.
Dallas is going to have another big “Mega-March” on May 1. They gather at 1 PM at the Cathedral on Ross Street and will march around town to end up at City Hall. Jobs with Justice will gather our contingent at the DART building, 300 N Akard, right by the train station at Akard & Pacific. There’s also an all-day parking lot over on Elm. These same guys had half a million marchers in 2006, and they are estimating over 20,000 this year! It’s a worker justice issue, and we have to be there. You, too!
Thanks to Reverend Ed Middleton and daughter Anna for helping us picket the downtown Dallas Bank of America on April 15. CWA 6215 provided most of our Tax Day picketers, but we also had Ironworkers, Autoworkers, and the ULU Laborers. Reverend Middleton was also instrumental in getting a hearing at Parkland Hospital for the construction workers standing up to Great Southwestern Erectors. Parkland President Ron Anderson and some of the Board Members hosted the workers and some Jobs with Justice community leaders.
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