March on May 1 For Chicago Jobs

March on May 1 For Chicago Jobs

Residents of Chicago—as well as visitors of the city—may wish to take part in a march for job rights on May 1, this Sunday. The march will be largely comprised of union workers, and pro-immigration organizations will also be taking part. Immigration reform, job rights and respect, and an end to the deportation of immigrant workers will all be focuses of the march, which is in conjunction with International Workers’ Day.

Among the issues that marchers are concerned about also include the DREAM Act as well as the Smart Enforcement Act. Chicagoans are demanding that all workers—with or without the proper paperwork—be treated with decency and respect, be given fair wages and rights, and be able to work free of worry of intimidation, deportation, or violence. Around 40 different unions are expected to take part, with at least 2,000 marchers total.

Young people, particularly those who are upset about the economy they are inheriting or who are about to join the job force, are also encouraged to attend.

To take part, people can join the march at Union Park, where it will begin. The march will continue through the Pilsen neighborhood and end at the Plaza Tenochtitlan, where a rally will commence.